More History and Detail:
Wingfield Scale has been involved with inventory and industry since 1937, beginning with scales for inventory purposes. Within the last decade, there were many requests to measure our mining clients stockpiles as a part of the Wingfield Scale business. This inspired Wingfield Scale to forge a path using LiDAR based survey equipment to deliver 3D volumetric reports to their clients.
The Measure & Mapping Department started with one employee and one LiDAR instrument. It has grown to encompass the latest scanning equipment and technology available on a global scale to measure stockpiles and map underground mines. Wingfield Scale & Measure personnel have backgrounds ranging from mine management to geology. Specializations include Professional Mining Engineer (P.E.), Engineering and Technology Management, and Mining Procurement Management, to ensure that your data is accurate, consistent, and reliable. Choose us for your stockpile measuring and mine scanning needs.
Wingfield Scale & Measure has experience in using survey technology for solving:
- Volumetrics (Stockpiles, Stopes, and Voids)
- Open Pit/Mine Design Updates
- End of Month Surveys
- Overburden Removal Analysis
- Topographic Modeling
- Clinker and Shed Modeling
- Underground Mapping
- Shaft Scanning and Modeling
- Geotechnical Surface Rendering
- Geotechnical Analysis
- Landfill Surveys
- Change Detection/Slope and Stability Monitoring
- As Built vs. Design
- Pre and Post Blast Modeling
- Blast Consulting
- Drone and UAV Point Cloud Processing
- Post Processing Support
All Wingfield Scale & Measure personnel are MSHA certified, if you have a project idea or would like to discuss combining services, please give us a call or email. Our focus is providing the best solution: assurance, accuracy, consistency, and dependability.
Vehicle Mounted LiDAR Scanning
Wingfield Scale & Measure Vehicles use a mobile mounted Maptek I-Site LiDAR Scanners for fast and safe data acquisition in the field.
Open Pit & Quarry Scanning
LiDAR point cloud of open pit mine, used to generate a surface, contours, pit updates, and as built vs. design comparisons.
Stockpile Volume Measurement
Rendered surface with stockpile volumes displayed created in Maptek I-Site Studio Software. Display views in 3D pdfs to easily review accuracy.
Overburden Removal Measurement
Visually and quantitively verify contractors reports for overburden removal. Once approved the overall site surface can be updated.
Underground Room and Pillar Scanning
Top view of a rendered surface of a Room and Pillar Mine created from only four LiDAR scans. Pillars for multiple levels can be evaluated for consistency between levels.
Geotechnical Surface Rendering
High resolution georeferenced data ready to import into various geotechnical software packages can be acquired and rendered.
Underground Shaft Scanning
Shaft scanning has been used for restoration, repairs, and historical mapping for sites. The data can be used for change detection, stability monitoring, or measurement purposes.
Change Detection/Slope and Stability Monitoring
Create customized data ranges to determine the distance of change and visualize the variance. This can be useful for overburden, reclamation, shotcrete depths, or tracking movement.
Drone and/or UAV Point Cloud Processing
Bringing together data from Drones/UAVs with terrestrial data can be complex. Filtering and registering the data can be done to create a surface that can be reviewed for accuracy.
3D face modeling for blast design, including pre and post blasting scanning. Bore hole deviation analysis ensures the blast matches the expected results.
Underground Room and Pillar Example
Example of a underground room and pillar area scanned and processed by Wingfield Scale & Measure. Video shows point cloud from LiDAR and rendered surfaces used for volume calculation, as built vs design, mine design updates, and more!
LiDAR Point Cloud Example
Example of a stockpile yard scanned by Wingfield Scale & Measure. Video shows point cloud from LiDAR data points will then be rendered into surfaces for volumetric modeling. Indoor sheds can be modeled and saved as base files for consistent comparison in future measurements.
Stockpile Yard Example
Example of a stockpile yard scanned and processed by Wingfield Scale & Measure. Video shows point cloud from LiDAR and rendered surfaces used for volume calculation. This example includes vertical tunnels that have been modeled to provide more exact volume measurements as the stockpiles change over time.