Date: 12 Aug 2020, 12:30 PM - 12 Aug 2020, 1:15 PM
Austmine METS Tech Talk: Leading-Edge Innovation – Transforming Drilling and Blasting
knowledge of the emerging innovations driving value for drilling and blasting
drilling and blasting operations right is an integral part of any optimised
mining operation. Achieving correct and consistent fragmentation improves all
downstream processes, allowing for greater efficiencies and operational
predictability. Furthermore, safety and environmental factors must be
constantly monitored and managed to ensure ongoing social licence.
edition of the METS Tech Talks will put the spotlight on the latest solutions
driving drill and blast performance at operations around the world.
The Tech Talks will explore:
impact in drilling and blasting
and leveraging data to improve performance
safety in the drill and blast process
New Drill and Blast insights from detailed underground
drone-based laser scans
Emesent’s Hovermap drone payload enables the capture of detailed laser scans in inaccessible areas such as stopes and draw points. The unit can also be used as a handheld scanner in accessible drives. It can be used to scan drill holes and accurately measure over / underbreak,
Dr. Stefan Hrabar, Co-Founder and CEO, Emesent.
map geotechnical structures and perform
fragmentation size distribution analysis. In this talk we will show sample scan data and
how this can be used for Drill and Blast related applications.
TruckMetrics technology for boulder detection and fragmentation analysis
TruckMetrics, our new boulder detection and particle size analysis solution for haul trucks, helps mines minimize unplanned crusher downtime by alerting them to oversized material before it reaches the plant. TruckMetrics also analyzes the particle size distribution of every truck load using artificial intelligence and machine vision. The Drill and Blast Department can use this information to optimize fragmentation results
Mark Mukhija, General Manager, Motion Metrics
BMT’s blast-based grade control system and new software release – BMM Explorer v3.6
As a part of the Hexagon group, Blast Movement Technologies (BMT) specialise in consulting, manufacturing and R&D in the field of blast movement and grade control. BMT, through the use of 3D movement vectors, is the only system that MEASURES the blast-induced displacement of the ore polygon, allowing dig lines to be adjusted to the new location of the ore block and subsequently minimising ore loss, dilution and misclassification. BMT continues to improve upon its blast movement solution with major updates constantly refining its specialised software, BMM Explorer, and the continued expansion of its hardware product range. The most recent release BMM Explorer v3.6 offers many more user-friendly options targeting speed and archiving but has also introduced benefits such as a blast wizard, a dedicated iron ore misclassification value summary, as well as a multi-element value calculation for polymetallic mines.
Ross Hafner, Director, Business Development, Blast
DigiShot Plus 4G - Basis of Safety
The use of electronic detonators in blasting have moved from being niche to being the norm. Not all electronic detonators are created equal. Care should be taken to partner with a supplier that has safety at the forefront when designing their systems, especially while personnel are still working on the bench or during the critical time when detonators are programmed to be armed and fired.
Nico Swart, Technical
Specialist, Dyno Nobel Asia
The Next Steps in
enabling D&B optimisation
John Jackson, Manager
Mining Technology, IMDEX
One key area of Imdex’s R&D is improving drilling and
blasting in both opencut and underground operations. IMDEX BHS is a
multifunctional solution while drilling that improves collar and hole
stability, reducing redrills and minimises dust while drilling. IMDEX BlastDOG
provides high fidelity blast hole physicals and material delineation enabling
the optimisation of geological modelling and blasting outcomes.
About Austmine’s METS Tech Talks
METS Tech Talks are an online showcase of the best new innovations set to
transform the mining industry as we know it. They are designed to help mining
leaders, operators and researchers stay abreast of key technologies, processes
and projects in the market.
these Tech Talks, Austmine members each have 5-minutes to present their
solution, exploring how it will make a difference to the industry and
demonstrating value creation through case studies.
12 August, 12.30 – 1.15pm AEST / 10.30 – 11.15am AWST
link above to register.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with registration or if you would like to
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Series 2 Tech Talks
29 July: Setting
up for Success – Optimising Mine Planning & Design
12 August: Leading-Edge Innovation – Transforming Drilling and Blasting
26 August: Communications
& Connectivity – Enabling Mining’s Digital Transformation
September: The Future Fleet – Driving Production and Productivity
September: Empowering your Workforce – Training Methods and Technologies
7 October: Modern
Materials Handling – Transforming Traditional Operations
Advanced Minerals Processing – Overcoming Increasing Complexity
Ensuring Asset Health – Optimising Maintenance Measures
Contact email@example.com to register for the entire series.
Date: 12 Aug 2020, 12:30 PM - 12 Aug 2020, 1:15 PM