Global Digital Product Manager Angelo Labriola also discussed the benefits of seamless data connectivity in a single platform through BlastIQ™ and the enhanced delivery system offered by the integrated Bulkmaster™ 7, and how these technologies are improving blasting results.
“By systematically optimising blast results, miners can improve digging productivity, reduce ore dilution, and improve throughput and energy intensity in comminution circuits, ultimately increasing overall value”.
In discussing blast optimisation, Angelo emphasised the impact that data will have in designing and controlling blasts.
“Data enabled blast optimisation will finally allow an industry scaleable alternative to blasting for drill and blast unit cost control. Connected and digital-enabled drill and blast systems, real-time measurement and analysis of both rock properties and blast fragmentation, together with AI-enabled tailored blast design, will achieve blasting for mine productivity optimisation. This will be a pivotal moment for the global mining industry”.
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