This paper will discuss the history and development of wireless blasting, describe the verification, and validation performed and introduce the advantages of the next generation of blasting to the market; including safety, cost and automation.
A twist on the AVOCA mining method is made possible at Newmont Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Mine utilizing Orica’s wireless, through the earth initiation system.
WebGen™ Open Cut Flyer
WebGen™ reduces complexity of on bench operations and eliminates wire related misfires in Surface Mining.
Completely eliminate the need for down-wires and surface connecting wires. WebGen™ enables new mining methods and blasting techniques to increase productivity and safety.
WebGen™ trial at Ernest Henry AusIMM Underground Operators Conference in Australia October 2017.
Temporary Rib Pillar Animation
Temporary pillars are pre-charged with WebGen™ to hold back the waste rock back fill in mining methods like modified AVOCA.
Block Cave - Hang-up Blasting
Discover how WebGen™ reduces production delays, exposure time to drawpoints and wet muck hazards and increase drawpoint availability.
Block Cave - Pre-conditioning Animation
Remove people from harm’s way with WebGen™ in resource intensive pre-conditioning of block cave mines.
Block Cave - Drawbell & Undercut Animation
Reduce cycle times through pre-charging rings with WebGen™ in the undercut level of a block cave.
Sub Level Cave Animation
Completely eliminate the need for downlines and surface connecting wires.
WebGen™ Introduction Video
WebGen™ World's first truly wireless initiating system
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