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Blast Control
BlastIQ™ offers full control throughout the blasting process, delivering quality control management of blast design implementation through improved visibility and control of bench operations, and systemised access and implementation of design and loading rules.
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Blast Design
Achieve better quality blast outcomes with our advanced 3D blast design tool. BlastIQ™ eliminates excess drilling and explosives consumption through design optimisation – an innovation built for efficiency and cost reduction.
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Blast Information Management
BlastIQ™ enables you to digitally manage drill and blast information and processes, providing a secure, centralised online platform for collection and interpretation of data and insights across the entire blasting process.
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Fragmentation Control
The Fragmentation Control solution provides automated capture and reporting of fragmentation data from conveyors and muck piles, enabling improvements in fragmentation outcomes and increasing downstream process performance.
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Vibration and Airblast Control
The BlastIQ™ Vibration and Airblast control solution safeguards license to operate and optimises blasting productivity in constrained environments by providing the tools to design, model, implement and measure blasts to vibration limits.
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The next generation BlastIQ™ Platform delivers a suite of enhanced technologies, empowering better decision making and increased control of blasting outcomes.

The technologies in the BlastIQ™ Platform are designed to deliver economic and operational value individually, but the benefits are maximised when they are integrated in a systemised process.

BlastIQ™ Platform
Blasting information at your fingertips.
BlastIQ™ Mobile
Improved visibility and control of on bench operations.
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BlastIQ™ enabled delivery system
Improved precision and efficiency of explosives delivery
Monitor, measure and control environmental impacts of blasting.
Automated capture and reporting of fragmentation data.
Advanced blast design and modelling software for complex blasts.
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Advanced Vibration Management (AVM)
Prediction and optimisation of blast outcomes to reduce vibration impacts


15 Apr 2021   Media release - Latest software predicts vibration and airblast outcomes to conserve sensitive structures
Continuing its efforts to create safer, predictable and more productive blast outcomes, Orica has added Advanced Vibration Management (AVM) to its integrated BlastIQ™ digital blast optimisation software suite.
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10 Sep 2020   Orica named runner-up in Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) Most Innovative Company awards
Orica has been awarded for its revolutionary fragmentation measurement technology FRAGTrack™ and entrenched culture of innovation, taking out the #2 spot in the AFR Most Innovative Companies List 2020.
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10 Sep 2020   Orica’s FRAGTrack™ wins international Good Design award
Orica’s innovative fragmentation measurement technology FRAGTrack™ has been awarded a Good Design accolade in the engineering category, for outstanding design and innovation.
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5 Aug 2020   Orica recognised as Australia's most innovative manufacturing company
Orica has taken out two Manufacturers’ Monthly 2020 Endeavour Awards – ‘Australia’s Most Innovative Manufacturing Company Award’ and ‘Best Industrial IIoT Application’.
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19 May 2020   Media release - Orica optimises Kevitsa drill and blast cycle with FRAGTrack™
The Kevitsa deposit is one of the largest ever mineral discoveries in Finland. Owned and operated by Boliden Kevitsa Mining Oy, Kevitsa mine’s production is approximately 40 million tonnes per annum, including 8 million tonnes of ore containing nickel, copper, gold, platinum and palladium.
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21 Jan 2020   Media release - Orica launches underground blast design software to boost productivity and reduce costs
Following successful trials by Orica’s technical services teams, the new SHOTPlus™ Underground blast design and modelling software is designed specifically for advanced underground blast design and complex blasting scenarios.
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15 Oct 2019   Orica's FRAGTrack™ wins manufacturing awardsThis link will open in a new window
Orica’s digital fragmentation measurement technology, FRAGTrack™ has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Hunter Manufacturing Award (HMA) in two respective categories – ‘Excellence in Innovation’ and ‘Excellence in Product Design’.
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International Mining Beyond Blasting
2 Aug 2019   Beyond blasting (pdf 1.8MB)
International Mining looks at innovations in the explosives and blasting sector, with one eye on automation and wireless detonation procedures.
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23 Jul 2019   Optimising blast fragmentation potentialThis link will open in a new window
Want to learn how to improve downstream benefits using blasting for optimised fragmentation? Our Vice President Digital Solutions, Raj Mathiravedu explains how our new FRAGTrack™ technology can help in Global Mining Review.
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4 Jun 2019   Media release - New fragmentation measurement and optimisation technology FRAGTrack™ released
The automated fragmentation measurement device, delivered as part of Orica’s BlastIQ™ Digital Blast Optimisation Platform suite, captures real-time fragmentation measurement data for optimising drill and blast operations; improving downstream unit productivity and tracking of operational performance.
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11 Apr 2019   Media release - Latest Orica digital platform features help boost productivity and blasting quality
The new BlastIQ™ features have been developed to bring additional capabilities and help customers reduce the overall cost of drill and blast operations, improve operational productivity and safety, and facilitate regulatory compliance.
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14 Nov 2018   Orica’s integrated technology solutions featured in Mining Magazine
In their November issue, Mining Magazine have highlighted the difference Orica’s integrated technology offering is delivering to blasting systems and processes.
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1 Oct 2018   Media release - Optimising drill and blast operations with the next generation BlastIQ™ Digital Platform
Next generation BlastIQ™ is the latest version of Orica’s digital platform. Solutions enabled by BlastIQ™ can deliver predictable and sustainable improvements that can reduce the overall cost of drill and blast operations, improve productivity and safety, and facilitate regulatory compliance.
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1 Aug 2018   Optimal blasting (pdf 2MB)
Orica Chief Commercial Officer, Angus Melbourne, explains how Orica is leading digital blasting with the next generation BlastIQ™ Platform in this month’s International Mining Magazine.
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19 Jul 2018   The new technology that saves time in a booming market (pdf 158KB)
For a large quarrying operation, achieving consistent quality blast outcomes to vibration, safety and environmental parameters saves time and money.
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15 Jul 2018   Demonstrating complete Blast Quality Control with the next generation BlastIQ™ Platform
The next generation BlastIQ™ Platform delivers a suite of enhanced technologies, empowering better decision making and increased control of blasting outcomes.
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2 Jul 2018   SHOTPlus™ Version 5.7.3 Release
The release has a range of new features and improvements such as improved user interface, additional functions, data synchronization etc. This release is available via the application's update mechanism, or the latest installer may be downloaded from the BlastIQ™ Help Centre.
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Orica has a vision to transform how drill and blast is used to unlock mining value, utilising digital and automated technologies to create safer, and more productive blast outcomes for customers.


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Vision video - digitally enabled better blasting powered by BlastIQ™
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SHOTPlus™ Premier Flyer - Blast design and modelling software to optimise every blast.
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Centralised Blast Information Management Flyer - View, share and analyse blast information, anywhere, anytime.
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Optimised Blast Design Flyer - Better quality blast outcomes and reduced costs with optimised blast designs.
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