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Stockpile Volumes

Measuring a stockpile volume using LTI's reflectorless laser technology is by far the quickest and safest method available. Whether it's aggregate, coal, wood chips, asphalt or anything else you inventory, our lasers have the ability to measure to almost any surface without the need of a reflector.

Laser Measurement Stockpile Product Solution
TruPulse 360 R laser rangefinder +
MapSmart with Volume

Traditional methods require your crew to hold a prism pole and occupy areas of a large pile of material. This process can be time-consuming and sometimes dangerous. Some areas make using a total station and prism pole even impossible because of loose material that can cause safety hazards, not even mentioning lack of detail and poor results you can obtain.

Arranging for aerial fly-over is expensive and you will typically have to wait days or even weeks for the results. Depending on the time of year, the service may not even be available due to severe weather conditions. Times are tough so the need for monthly inventory assessments is becoming a reality.

Take the TruPulse 360 R laser rangefinder, in conjunction with LTI’s MapSmart + Volume software, and you’ll be able to accurately measure the volumes of any kind of material you own. A single operator can quickly gather and record data from a safe distance, with volume calculation results in less than an hour. Almost every LTI sales representative or authorized dealer that has demonstrated our equipment have either walked away with a service contract or made the sale. Once you experience how easy it is, you too will be convinced it's time to change the way you measure stockpile volumes.

Typical Stockpile Measurement Procedure:

Laser Technology Measuring Stockpile Volumes

  1. Walk around the pile, temporarily marking instrument points that will afford full coverage of the surface.
  2. Choose a starting point, set up and configure the LTI MapStar system or TruPulse laser with the MapSmart software.
  3. Aim and shoot all necessary points on the pile from the starting location.
  4. After collecting your last data point, aim and shoot to the next instrument location and then occupy that point.
  5. Continue shooting the pile from each new location until the entire surface has been measured.
  6. Either transfer your field data to your PC for processing or perform volume calculations right in the field following a few steps found in MapSmart + Volume software.
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