Drones for Asphalt Plant Stockpiles
Asphalt Plants convert sand, binder and filler into asphalt, macadam or blacktop that’s used in the production of roads and bridges. This heavy reliance on aggregate materials, especially sand and gravel, creates the need for large stockpiles that need to be measured, monitored and controlled.
A commercial drone can be easily flown over an asphalt plant to measure stockpile volumes as frequently as needed. The Kespry Drone System is completely automated, from takeoff to landing, and can fly a 150 acre Asphalt Plant in less than 30 minutes, with no pilot training or joystick involved.
Kespry’s Cloud Reporting automatically turns aerial images into maps, contours, elevations and 3D models available online. The volume and weight of every sand and gravel stockpile can be automatically calculated in minutes. Even odd-shaped stockpiles against plant walls can be accurately measured.