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Dyno Nobel’s DigiShot Plus Offers Quick Deployment

DigiShot Plus is Dyno Nobel’s most recent addition to its electronic initiation system product portfolio. In addition to accurate timing benefits, quick deployment with robust downline wire and all-weather surface connectors, DigiShot Plus is truly flexible, blaster friendly and fully programmable.

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Atlas Copco Targets Zero-Emission Underground Drilling

“Our customers’ future is electric,” said Andreas Nordbrandt, president of Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation Division, based in Örebro, Sweden. Development will now be focused on zero-emission and battery-driven machinery. The company has immediate plans to expand its current portfolio of electric mining equipment including loaders, drill rigs and mine trucks.

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BlastMetriX UAV Improves Blast Design and Analysis

The new BlastMetriX UAV program from 3GSM GmbH allows quarries and mining operations to take advantage of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to quickly, safely an accurately capture three-dimensional face profiles for enhanced visualization of the blast area. The flexible system is the right tool for surveying large blast sites and does not require the use of propriety UAVs. This allows operations to use existing drones in their fleet or locally source drone equipment to take surveying images.

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The Hidden Cost of Cheaper Drill Rods

Conventional wisdom tells us that a penny saved is a penny earned. When it comes to buying drill rods, however, pinching pennies could end up increasing your operating costs and putting your reputation at risk, according to Boart Longyear.

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