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Sub Level Caves

Pre-charge blast holes with WebGen™ for improved safety and increased cycle time.

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Pre-charging blast holes with WebGenTM offers a significantly safer solution at Sub Level Cave (SLC) operations, reducing exposure of personnel at the brow and providing the opportunity to move more material per shift lowering overall cost of production per tonne.

Without the constraints imposed by physical connections, wireless blasting can enable improvements in operator safety and mine productivity when pre-charging blast holes. Wireless blasting neutralises issues such as back-break, hole dislocation and brow damage – all of which can damage or cut-off lead wires. Find out more in this SLC animation here.

“We’ve done some work recently with Orica around WebGen 100 and we’ve seen a sensational result.” Rob Cunningham, Mining Operations Manager, Northparkes shares his experience with WebGen™ here

Improved flow & recovery This link will open in a new window

Reliable initiation produces more uniform fragmentation and enables improved draw extraction to plan, thus improves flow and recovery.

Reduced hole dislocation or loss This link will open in a new window

Significantly reduce loss and underperforming holes caused by lead damage/dislocation while eliminating rework.

Safe pre-charging This link will open in a new window

Eliminate the need to work near rill or the brow and reduce the impact of brow loss.

Solutions

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Block Cave - Drawbell & Undercut​
Reduce cycle times by pre-charging rings with WebGen™. Eliminate the need for rill stabilisation and redrilling​
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Block Cave - Hang-Up Blasting
Reduce exposure time to drawpoints and wet muck hazards. Tele-remote solution reduce production delays and increase drawpoint availability.
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Block Cave - Pre-Conditioning
Reduce complexity of the drill and blast process, remove people from hazardous areas and complete mining cycle faster.
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Simplified Bench Operations
WebGen™ reduces complexity of on bench operations and eliminates wire related misfires in Surface Mining.
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Stranded Pillar Recovery
Pillar extraction is high cost and resource heavy. Reduce extraction costs up to 75% using wireless technology.​
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Sub Level Caves
By pre-charging blast holes WebGen™ offers a significantly safer solution at SLC operations, reducing exposure of personnel at the brow and the opportunity move more material per shift lowering overall cost per tonne.
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Sub Level Open Stope
Aggregating charging events will minimise re-entry to the stope, reduce dilution, maximise free bogging and increase the speed of stope turnover.
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Temporary Pillar Recovery​
Revolutionary mining method to extract ore pillars that previously could not be recovered. Using WebGen™ the inaccessible pillars can be blasted, reducing dilution by >30% and increasing truck fill factors.​
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Resources

WebGen™ 200 Flyer (pdf 2.6MB) This link will open in a new window

WebGen™ 200 Flyer
WebGen™ 200 opens up new mining opportunities including surface mining and enabling the first stages of automation of blasting.

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WebGen™ 200 Introduction Video This link will open in a new window

WebGen™ 200 Introduction Video
WebGen™ 200 has been built with enhanced capabilities, security and versatility, meeting the extreme mining conditions faced by surface and underg ...

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Case study - Optimising Ore Recovery using WebGen™ (pdf 342.7KB) This link will open in a new window

Case study - Optimising ore recovery using WebGen™
The repetitive success of novel design applications enabled by WebGen™ wireless initiation has encouraged Ernest Henry Mine (EHM) to reta ...

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Case study - Reducing mine development using WebGen™ (pdf 491.1KB) This link will open in a new window

Case study - Reducing mine development using WebGen™
The successful application of a single rise / slot widening blasting regime to create independent drives has enabled Ernest Henry mine ...

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