Kespry is to showcase its Site Planning Toolkit which it says increases site profitability and safety at the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo. The event is taking place at the Indiana Convention Center from the 12-14 February.
The solution is expected to allow users to create, track, and analyse the progress of earthworks, extraction, and safety work in their sites—all continuously updated via an autonomous drone flight with data delivered in as little as two hours.
George Mathew, CEO and chairman, Kespry, says: “Same-day, accurate analytics mean the elimination of production delays caused by long data capture and analysis processes. Now, site owners and operators can quantify the amount of material moved or blasted across active sites in granular detail and as frequently as their businesses need.
The toolkit includes the Kespry Cross Section Tool, which automatically generates elevation profile lines created in the Kespry cloud and compare it to data from previous flights or a design plan.
Additionally, the Kespry Model Volume Tool creates a 3-D polygon when calculating the quantity of material to be removed for proposed excavation and blasts. This enables site managers to more accurately estimate quantities to better plan and schedule earthmoving operations.
Meanwhile, the Kespry Compliance and Safety Tool uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to automatically detect, monitor, and alert users of non-compliant and dangerous slopes, berms, roads, and benches throughout the site.
Ken Kampman, survey manager and operations manager, Fred Weber Construction, says: “In a quarry situation, you have to deal with high walls. When you get down there at the bottom of those high walls, you risk facing falling rocks. Kespry keeps us away from the walls, it keeps us away from the top of the berms. Kespry also keeps us out of the path of any quarry trucks, dozers, and all that stuff. It just keeps us away from any potential danger.”