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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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Open Cut
Reduce complexity on bench and eliminate wire related misfires. Enabling new and better ways of mining in steeply dipping coal seams or multi tier applications in hard rock.​
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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™ 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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Conference Paper - Improving Safety Through Technology (pdf 3MB) This link will open in a new window

Technical Paper
WebGen™ trial at Ernest Henry AusIMM Underground Operators Conference in Australia October 2017.

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Sub Level Cave Animation
Completely eliminate the need for downlines and surface connecting wires.

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WebGen World's first truly wireless initiating system This link will open in a new window

WebGen™ Introduction Video
WebGen™ World's first truly wireless initiating system

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