Orica Reduces Environmental Impact Of Blasting

Orica has successfully formulated the Fortis Protect range of bulk explosives that will minimize nitrate leaching risk arising from blasting operations, according to the company. Nitrate in mines’ effluent has the potential to cause long-term environmental damage due to prolonged periods of nitrates being washed out from historical waste dumps. In particular, mines which operate in environmentally sensitive aquatic conditions…

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Epiroc Introduces Automatic Bit Changer

Epiroc introduced the Automatic Bit Changer (ABC) for hands-free bit changes on Pit Viper 270 and Pit Viper 290 series drill rigs used in rotary drilling. The Automatic Bit Changer option is designed to change rotary tricone bits significantly faster than manual exchanges and eliminates human interaction with the drill string for a safer, more efficient way to operate a…

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Austin Powder Launches E*STAR Tunnel

Austin Powder released its new E*STAR Tunnel, developed for rapid tunnel blasting deployment while reducing post-blast plastic residue in the muck pile. Austin Powder is committed to continuously improving its products and is proud to introduce the E*STAR Tunnel detonator as the latest edition to the E*STAR Electronic Initiation System. The robust design and exceptional leakage tolerance make the E*STAR…

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BME’s New AXXIS Silver Aims at Small Mines, Quarries

Ensuring that quarries and smaller mines can leverage the latest generation of its renowned AXXIS digital initiation system, Omnia company BME has recently launched AXXIS Silver. According to Tinus Brits, BME’s global product manager – AXXIS, the AXXIS Silver offering is a powerful but slimmed-down version of the cutting-edge AXXIS Titanium product.  “AXXIS Silver embodies the key technological advancements of…

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Epiroc Introduces DM30 XC Blasthole Drill for Maximum Productivity

Epiroc introduced the DM30 XC blasthole drill that is suitable for a variety of multi-pass rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) drilling applications. Built off the same proven, reliable platform as the Epiroc DM30 II, the new DM30 XC offers 33% more power and many benefits to customers, the company stated. The DM30 XC is designed for maximum productivity and efficiency due…

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Hexagon Introduces Geoslate App to Simplify Drillhole Logging

Hexagon’s Mining division announced that it has introduced HxGN MinePlan GeoSlate, a mobile, geological drillhole logging application that simplifies the field data collection process. Quick and easy to use, GeoSlate collects field drillhole data via a recommended field-ready mobile tablet. It integrates with MinePlan 3D, completing the geology workflow from exploration through resource estimation. Built for optimal performance and designed…

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New Updates to BlastMetriX UAV Optimize Blast Performance

3GSM GmbH, developer of software that optimizes blasting and reduces inherent environmental issues, announces several significant updates to its flagship BlastMetriX UAV software. Advancing blast performance and safety, the new version improves communication with smart drills, offers face profiling enhancements and delivers more sophisticated drill pattern analysis.  “3GSM works closely with its blasting customers to adapt to new challenges faced…

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Sandvik Appoints Gill Rock Drill New Boom Drills Distributor

Gill Rock Drill Company Inc., Lebanon, Pa., now supplies Sandvik’s comprehensive range of boom drills, rock tools and full aftermarket support for customers in New Jersey and counties of Maryland, Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania.  Gill Rock Drill Co. is a family owned and operated full-service manufacturing and distributor organization providing equipment and tooling sales, service support, contracting and rentals to…

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