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Avatel™  –  World's first mechanised development charging system

A step change in safe and productive development charging through advanced mechanisation, automation and digitalisation

Partnership in action

Avatel™ is a purpose-built machine equipped with the most advanced underground development charging system ever designed, integrated with Epiroc’s Boomer M2C carrier. Leveraging Orica’s WebGen™ wireless initiating system, Avatel™ eliminates the need for traditional tie-ins and other physical wired connections from the charging cycle.

This first-of-its-kind innovation enables a single operator to prepare and charge explosives from the safety of an enclosed cabin, several metres from the face and out of harm’s way. Combined with Orica’s LOADPlus™ smart control system and Subtek™ Control bulk emulsion, customers can enjoy complete and repeatable control over blast energy from design through to execution. 

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An advanced suite of technologies for safe and efficient development charging

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Watch how Avatel™ can support your underground development operation

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Feature and benefits #1
Reduce risks to workers by removing them from the face, maintaining safe access in challenging ground conditions.
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Feature and benefits #2
Automated hole loading and timing with complete energy control through advanced string loading capability and electronic detonators.
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Feature and benefits #3
Increase development cycle efficiency and reduce downtime in materials handling systems with the elimination of redundant and temporary ground support.
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Feature and benefits #4
Wireless, fail-safe initiation.

Related Technologies

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WebGen™
World’s first truly wireless initiation system
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SHOTPlus™
Advanced blast design and modelling software for complex blasts.
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LOADPlus™
Intelligent control system, ensuring operational precision and transparency.
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Subtek™ Control
Capable of varied energies to suit blast designs and ground conditions.
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GroundProbe® Geotech Monitoring LiDar
High-speed computing and rapid- visualisation technology.
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Epiroc
Leading global productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries.
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Resources

SHOTPlus™ Tunnel (pdf 990.6KB) This link will open in a new window

SHOTPlus™ Tunnel
SHOTPlus™ Tunnel has been developed to support Orica’s civil and mining customers. SHOTPlus™ Tunnel enables efficient blast design, analysis, and optimisation for civil an ...

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5000078_Case study - Worlds first implementation of wireless initiation into a sub-level cave mine_CMOC Northparkes.pdf (pdf 543KB) This link will open in a new window

Case study - Worlds first implementation of wireless initiation into a sub-level cave mine
The opportunity to apply the leading-edge technology of Orica’s WebGen™ 100 wireless initiation s ...

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Cadia partners in rock breaking trial putting safety first (pdf 279.5KB) This link will open in a new window

Cadia partners in rock breaking trial putting safety first
A ‘safety driven initiative’ has been successfully trialled at Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations site using remote drilli ...

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WebGen™ Brochure (pdf 3.4MB) This link will open in a new window

WebGen™ Brochure
Completely eliminate the need for down-wires and surface connecting wires. WebGen™ enables new mining methods and blasting techniques to increase productivity and sa ...

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Block Cave - Hang-up Blasting This link will open in a new window

Block Cave - Hang-up Blasting
Discover how WebGen™ reduces production delays, exposure time to drawpoints and wet muck hazards and increase drawpoint availability.

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