Drone use is becoming more popular in quarries. They can survey an area and gather information faster than a person driving around in atruck. Manual surveys are typically completed every two weeks and only capture a few hundred points, but a drone can be dispatched daily and is capable of capturing millions of points with 0.8 inch of absolute accuracy.
Aerial intelligence solutions provider Kespry showcased the work of more than 170 aggregates customers at AGG1 in Houston, March 6-8. These organizations, including new Kespry aggregates customers CSA Materials, Stoneco of Michigan (a division of Oldcastle) and York Building Products, all use the Kespry industrial drone-based platform to manage stockpile inventories, plan mining operations and maximize revenue.
To date, Kespry says its aggregate customers have flown 10,400 worksite missions measuring 223,000 stockpiles across 1.4 million acres.