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ROCK products • September 2018 • 29 www.rockproducts.com Dylan Daehn, quarry development engineer at Wendling Quarries, prepares the drone for take off. "Before, when we were using just a stick, and we had to climb to the top of those piles, we wouldn't do our inventories nearly as often," said Dylan Daehn, engineer, Wendling Quarries. "Now, we can go out and fly over all our quarries once a month or once every other month. We used to only maybe do it once a year. I can survey a 100-plus acre site in less than an hour, and I've got all this data that is accurate down to a couple centimeters." Safety Enhancing worker safety is another key benefit Wendling Quarries is enjoying since deploying Kespry. "To me, one of the things that really sold me on this Kespry system is the safety aspect, because I was also one of those people climbing the piles and walking around," said Rob Manatt, project manager, Wendling Quarries. "That could be a very dangerous task. Piles might cave off, or if you slip and fall down a 40-ft. pile, that's not going to be good for anybody. Eliminating that safety hazard was huge in terms of what Kespry has provided." Information for this article courtesy of Kespry, www.kespry.com/mining. With a drone you can gather data and download it for analysis the same day. SCREENING www.kpijci.com

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