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Orica upgrades its electronic blasting technologies

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Global Mining Review,

Orica has upgraded its Orica’s eDevTM II and uni tronicTM 600 Electronic Blasting Systems (EBS) to improve productivity and efficiency.

Orica upgrades its electronic blasting technologies

The updated eDev II and uni tronic 600 EBS have been integrated with the field-proven Blaster 3000 currently used with the i-konTM III System. The Blaster 3000 will serve as a common blast box platform to deliver blasting capabilities for Orica customers using eDev II and uni tronic 600.

Blaster 3000 is the blast box hardware for Orica’s flagship i-kon III Electronic Blasting System.

Orica Head of Initiating Systems, Dr Rodney Williams said: “We are continually making blasting safer, easier, and faster so that our customers can achieve more with less. The integration of our best technologies across our EBS product families demonstrates our commitment to delivering smarter solutions and adding value to our customers’ operations through technology and innovation.”

Designed for underground development and civil tunnelling operations, highlights of the upgrades to eDev II include remote firing capability enabling up to 800 detonators to be fired remotely, and improved firing precision to +/- 0.005%.

The uni tronic 600 system, designed mainly for small surface mines, and quarry and construction blasting operations, will now allow larger blasts to be fired remotely with synchronised firing capability for up to 1600 detonators and starter detonator functionality also enabled through the upgrade.

With the migration to the Blaster 3000 platform, users will be able to store and access up to 30 blast reports to better support regulatory reporting and post-blast analysis.

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