Automation - Secondary breakage and hang-up blasting
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Secondary breakage and hang up blasting

Tele-remote blasting solution enabled by WebGen™ wireless technology

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Secondary blasting is a major challenge for underground mining, where up to thirty percent of draw points can be unavailable at any time due to oversize material. Our latest solution developed with MacLean Engineering is capable of remotely drilling and charging up to eight holes remotely using WebGen™ wireless technology.

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Feature and benefits #1
Significant improvement in safety by eliminating exposure to hazards at the drawpoint.
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Feature and benefits #2
Wireless initiation, fail-safe, rapid blasting turnaround with no need to tie in detonators.
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Feature and benefits #3
Controlled energy application to minimise unnecessary damage.
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Feature and benefits #4
Increase drawpoint availability and productive extraction time.

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Resources

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

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