What Industries Use Stockpile Measurement?

StockPiler can be used to automate stockpile measurement across an array of industries. Some of these industries are listed below, but there are many more. If you have a question regarding the materials you work with, please don’t hesitate to contact us


Stockpile volumetry can measure inventories of materials such as iron ore and various minerals. It can assist open pit mines and underground mines.

Mine and shipping port stockpiles are usually connected. A substantial part of the workload in mining operations is the management of stockpiles.

Accurate stockpile measurement helps companies make strategic business decisions. Mining operations can incur costs from both low inventories and high inventories.

StockPiler requires no interaction from workers to collect and calculate mining stockpile data. Users can request scans on demand or schedule scans to run throughout the day or night.


A long list of aggregates and other materials are stockpiled in the construction industry. Accurate stockpile measurement helps companies use materials more efficiently.

Aggregates are raw materials such as crushed stone, gravel or sand. These materials often come from quarries and can be used in construction projects ranging from bridges to buildings or roads.

Construction materials are stockpiled in places such as work sites, concrete batch plants, asphalt plants, and cement plants to name a few. Accurate stockpile data can ensure no cross-segregation of stockpiles and provide various change monitoring.

StockPiler automates the process of stockpile measurement for construction materials, a task that previously used up substantial time and resources. Management no longer have to wait for drone teams or surveyors to manually scan stockpiles.

Shipping & Ports

Ports and shipping centres are one of the most common places for commodity material stockpiles. A broad range of material is handled.

Mine and port stockpiles are usually connected by rail, but barge and truck transport between locations is also common.

Costs incurred from high inventories include working capital, storage costs, and double handling costs. Costs incurred from low inventories include cancellations, spot price purchases to make up shortfalls, and demurrage.

The StockPiler LiDAR powered bulk materials measurement system gives users the ability to schedule ships, trucks, and trains based on precise measurements of bulk assets. The solution provides data to reconcile actual volume and mass against weighbridge figures for regular audits.


Stockpile measurement is an important factor in storing various types of agricultural materials such as fertiliser, wheat, grain, almonds and raw sugar to name a few.

In sugar production, storage of materials is directly connected to loss of raw material as a result of deterioration. This is due to mismanagement of materials. Raw sugar production is fast, the sugar is kept in large warehouses then trucked to sugar refineries.

Stockpile measurement can protect perishable bulk assets with features such as historical view and change monitoring. Users will understand the location, time since piled, volume, mass, and the state of the material at all times.

The StockPiler hardware includes an integrated cluster of LiDAR laser scanners installed and calibrated where agricultural assets are stockpiled. StockPiler data can be accessed via web browser or integrated into current business systems.

Recycling & Waste

It is vital to have accurate stockpile data in the industrial recycling and waste management industry. The data obtained enables companies to meet their compliance obligations, report with accuracy, and reduce costs.

In the recycling and waste management sector, accurate stockpile data can guide companies in making their processes more efficient and more sustainable.

Automated stockpile measurement can benefit waste operations managing industrial dust or toxic waste that is hazardous to humans.

StockPiler leverages edge compute architecture. This technology allows the calculation to happen on the device, and the results to be available within minutes. Replace old processes with the push of a button, or automate the process completely.


Companies storing various dry bulk chemicals can benefit from accurate stockpile measurement. Chemical fertilisers and other dry bulk chemical products are often stockpiled by manufacturers in warehouses.

Materials such as sulfur are stockpiled at refineries. Sulfur is a by-product of processing natural gas and refining high-sulfur crude oils.

StockPiler scans the surface of the chemical material and produces an accurate 3D point cloud comprising millions of points. It generates accurate data, measuring all the variations on the surface.

StockPiler increases site safety through automation. No worker interaction is required in the scanning and calculation of chemical stockpile volume and mass.


Materials from other sectors overlap into manufacturing. Stockpile measurement benefits manufacturers storing a long list of materials such as aggregates, agricultural materials, minerals, chemicals and more.

For example, cement manufacturers stockpile cement clinker and the materials used to make it. Clinker is produced by fusing limestone and aluminosilicate materials such as clay. Stockpile measurement can streamline clinker storage giving users full insight to clinker stockpiles kept in sheds and domes.

Chemical fertiliser manufacturers stockpile dry bulk chemicals. Steel manufacturers stockpile coal. The list is endless. Many industries use stockpiled feedstock materials in the manufacturing process.

StockPiler features a premium user-friendly dashboard where users can run instant scans or schedule automated scans. StockPiler is a unique solution set to revoluntionise stockpile management in a number of industries manufacturing products in Australia.


Stockpile measurement determines the volume and mass of various types of commodity stockpiles. Stockpile data can be calculated using several methods, all with varying accuracy. The foundations of stockpile measurement are data collection, and data calculation.

StockPiler automates stockpile measurement, providing accurate stockpile data on demand. Management are no longer required to use up valuable time and resources to gain stockpile data. StockPiler gives users this data at their fingertips. 

LiDAR makes 300,000 measurements per second giving results with an accuracy of up to 1cm. 

The StockPiler LiDAR solution provides absolute accuracy. Some technologies used today are only capable of relative accuracy, making historical tracking problematic. 

The StockPiler LiDAR system allows full automation of stockpile measurement. The solution requires no interaction from workers when scanning and calculating data. Results can be accessed anywhere at any time via a sleek user-friendly dashboard. 

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