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 scan our clients' underground mines and shafts as a part of the Wingfield Scale business. This inspired Wingfield Scale to forge a path using LiDAR-based survey equipment to deliver 3D scans and mapping reports to their clients. We have expertise in using stockpile measurement equipment and shaft scanning and modeling.
The Measure & Mapping Department started with one employee and one LiDAR instrument. It has grown to encompass the latest mine scanning equipment and technology available on a global scale. 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)
- Stockpile Measurement Equipment
- 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
- Lidar Survey Equipment
- Landfill Surveys
- Change Detection/Slope and Stability Monitoring
- As Built vs. Design
- Pre and Post Blast Modeling
- Blast Consulting
- Drone/UAV Photogrammetry and LiDAR Equipment
- Drone/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.
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.
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
View of a rendered surface of a room and pillar mine created from LiDAR scans. Pillars for multiple levels can be evaluated for consistency and logged for historical mapping.
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, UAV, and sUAS Point Cloud Processing
Bringing together data from unmanned aircraft systems 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!
Underground Maintenance Shop Example
Example of a underground maintenance shop scanned and processed by Wingfield Scale & Measure. Video displays the point cloud and rendered surface of the shop with equipment for measurement purposes. The area can be measured for dimensions and the objects such as the crane can also be measured for clearance checks.