Indoor stockpiles serve as a common storage technique for large amounts of material, whether it is valuable resources or waste products. However, the inherent characteristics of stockpiles, such as loose materials and challenging navigation within confined spaces, contribute to their potential dangers, making effective monitoring and management costly and inefficient.
Flyability's Elios 3 drone is the perfect solution for this.
Monitoring indoor stockpiles with Elios 3
Monitoring indoor stockpiles with the Elios 3 couldn't be easier. Thanks to Elios 3's intuitive controls and stability the pilot can focus more on capturing quality data, including creating a digital twin of the stockpile with the LiDAR module. The RGB camera means the LiDAR point cloud can be colorised and used to capture standalone photos and videos.
In addition, the powerful lighting system on Elios 3 means a readable live feed can be monitored and used to further inspect specific areas, allowing major issues to be flagged and addressed faster.
Elios 3's LiDAR unit makes monitoring and mapping indoor stockpiles easier by creating a live 3D map of the flight area while tracking the flight path in real-time. This means a pilot can backtrack using the live data on the controller's tablet with ease.
Thanks to the Elios 3's compact size, it can also move further around and in tight areas of the stockpile storage facility, allowing for more data to be captured, and even capture data that has never been able to be captured before.
Benefits of using Flyability Elios 3
- Improved health and safety - Personnel no longer have to enter potentially dangerous slopes, completely removing the potential for injury.
- Improved operational efficiency - Elios 3 can be in the air within minutes, meaning faster inspection more often, improving data collection and decision-making.
- Higher-quality data capture - Thanks to the numerous built-in sensors on Elios 3, and the ability to add third-party sensors, a larger volume of higher-quality data can be captured and analysed.
- Collision resilient - Elios 3's collision resilient design, bumping into the facility or material doesn't mean a broken drone. Elios 3 continues to fly and allows the operation to be completed.