Cheaper could be better

Cheaper could be better

Why do Survey companies spend large amounts of money on overpriced equipment.? Why are the industry not more open to affordable and less known brands of equipment, that does exactly the same work as the overpriced and over taxed ones?

Why are we so scared to say NO !! too the expensive brands when we are supposed to know that all equipment is supposed to be an aid. An object to lighten the task and to assist the qualified surveyor in working faster and accurate. 

In our industry we are becoming machine operators (technicians) . We rely on expensive robotic machines. We invest tons of money in the latest and greatest of equipment yet we forget that we have a greater obligation and that is to invest money back in to our communities. It’s our responsibility to place the knowledge back in to human hands. We need to get our surveyors and potential student up to date with understanding the basics of the job.

After covid 19 most companies has suffered and the job markets are flooded with people wanting work yet, we streamline by cutting job opportunities and education opportunities for the younger generation indirectly by buying overpriced brand name equipment.

 Here at Mokoodi we have seen this first hand and we are all about education and empowering young people and saving jobs as well as creating job opportunities. We therefore went on a shopping venture and partnered up with Sanding in China. 

Most of you will” crunch” at this idea, but not all imported products are made to break. Trust us we have tested a few companies and we glad to say that Sanding really produce good quality products. 

Their products are reliable and cost effective and servicing the product is also not a problem as most workshops in SA will assist and are approved .Sanding also gives a year valid calibration certificate and guarantee their product. They have a what’s up information and assistance line 24/7.

The up side is that most insurance companies support the idea of a more affordable option of Survey equipment in the industry as it will not cost an “arm and a leg “to replace should it be damaged lost or stolen, but the monthly premium is also more affordable. 

Sanding’s Arc range Total Stations also has the approval of several P.I Insurance groups. Sadly, a of Brand name companies does tend to tell or ‘sell the idea “that a certain Brand name are better in obtaining PI Insurance as the Survey Equipment used by insured company do not make mistakes due its android functions. 

We leave you with this last thought. The Surveyor must always be better than the equipment he uses and must be able to calc by hand confirm the equipment is in check.

Let’s make survey affordable again!!!!!


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General Sales of Survey Equipment and Accessories

General Sales of Survey Equipment and Accessories

Unexpectedly covid19 has ripped through an already fragile economy in South Africa, leaving most business financially devastated.

Early 2019 Mookodi visited China and were we met with Denzell Lee from Sanding.  Sanding has the same vision as Mookodi Surveys Solutions.  Making survey equipment more affordable and durable while simple to use. Together we have created a special catalogue for small economy BEE companies. Now more survey companies will have the opportunity to afford new equipment at reasonable prices, lowering cost of projects.  This will also increase job opportunities because more independent companies will be created to become part of our active growing economy.

The product catalogue are over 400 products. The Total Stations that we have selected for Africa are ARC7/ Arc3 /AR6 /as well as a GPS system The T66.

The specifications of these machines are in the catalogue just click on it should you have any enquiries.

 Contact us for a demo. …… Sanding will leave you breathless.!


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What is 3D scanning?

What is 3D scanning?

  • What is 3D scanning?
  • How does it work?
  • How to apply it?

A 3D laser scanner is on an active scanner that uses laser light to probe a subject at the heart of this scanner is a laser Range finder finds the distance of a surface by timing the Rand trip of a pulse of light. A laser is used to emit a pulse of light before a reflected light is been by a deducted measure.

Speed of light is known C is known and the Rand trip time determines the travel distance of light which is twice the distance between scanner and surface is rand trip time the distance this equal to C (speed light) I e t C/2.

The laser range finder only detects the distance of one point in its direction of view this means the scanner at a time by change range finders direction.

Mookodi uses our scanner in the security of scanning dangerous opposes underground we have protected an extremely successful system.

Vertical development shaft for the position of cables and steel and also for maintenance on vertical shalt especially in a shaft the 3D scanner can determine and scan underneath the quitter cement layers for cracks or steel fractures connected to shaft lift etc. We also use it to determine accurate volumes especially with shaft creating by doing pre and put scan, time, and energy cost as well as less impact on excessive conce residue as the bottom of hot.

3D scanning is a transformative technology and we are proud to say many companies have tried to successfully scan opposes put energy but no yet to prove its effective us Mookodi 3D or scanning methods.

We also use 3D scanning and Lido tech for open pit mining and many surface applications.



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What is a gyro survey and how does it work?

What is a gyro survey and how does it work?

A survey gyro is an instrument composed of a gyroscope that is mounted on a total station the gyroscope determines the orientation of true north. It is the main instrument for orientation in mine survey and tunnel engineering where astronomical star sight is not visible and GPS does not work. The gyroscope has a spindle (spindle wheel) disc in which axes rotations is free to assume any orientation by itself.

In 1921 the first gyro was built by Max Schuller and was named true to its ancient Greek name “circle to look, but was referred to 1949 as “Mediterranean pointer” during this era at the Thiodlite was used in instead a Total stadium like today with modern technology.

Gyro Survey was introduced into mining in 1953. This gyroscopic Survey is a highly specialised Survey and the Surveyor needs to be extremely accurate with timing. We at Mookodi Survey has once again perfected this service by involving expect from Germany and South Africa to train our team.


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