Renewable Lubricants Offers Environmentally Friendly Bio-Rock Drill Oils

Renewable Lubricants introduced Bio-Rock Drill Oils, ultimately biodegradable vegetable oils formulated with anti-wear/EP, rust, and oxidation inhibitors for the protection of rock drills, jackhammers and other pneumatic equipment.  Designed to emulsify water for improved lubricity in moist conditions, these unique formulations provide extra adhesiveness and anti-misting. They are available in several viscosities including ISO 46 (10W20), ISO 68 (10W30), ISO…

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BME Spotlights Products and Service at ISEE conference

BME spotlighted its products and services at the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique in Texas. BME highlighted its innovative offerings – with senior leadership and technical experts on hand to engage with the market.  Aaron Austin, BME general manager Americas, said the ISEE event comes at a time when the company has…

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BME Takes Blasting Science Another Digital Step

To achieve optimal blasting results for mining efficiency, mines need real-time data from their blasting blocks. BME’s new generation XPLOLOG does just that – and is being put to work at a large opencast mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. “The digital revolution is giving mines valuable steppingstones toward progressively smarter mining,” said BME Product Manager (Software Development) Christiaan…

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Orica Expands Fragmentation Monitoring to Real-Time Oversize

Orica released its most innovative fragmentation monitoring solution yet, FRAGTrack Gantry. A market-first haul truck measurement solution combining real-time oversize detection alerts and accurate Particle Size Distribution of fragmentation on all models and sizes of haul trucks. Combining the success of the existing suite of automated post-blast fragmentation monitoring solutions and the feedback from customers experiencing loss of production due…

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GroundProbe Launches BlastVision

GroundProbe has launched BlastVision, a “world-first solution that delivers actionable blast performance insights for optimal safety and productivity,” the company stated. The crucial data aids in the detection of potential misfires and out-of-sequence firing and in identifying and tracking flyrock. Intra-blast monitoring also adds valuable wall control insights, such as monitoring and mapping instantaneous blast damage to slopes and identifying…

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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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