Dyno Nobel launches initiation system

By |  July 24, 2018

The DigiShot Plus 4G includes a simplified deployment method, an automatic check to ensure the correct number of detonators per channel, energy monitoring and automatic detection. Photo: Dyno Nobel

Dyno Nobel released the DigiShot Plus 4G electronic initiation system, the company’s latest addition to its electronic line.

The system, designed by Dyno Nobel’s joint-venture partner DetNet, is designed to help reduce overall costs and increase productivity by reducing blasting delays and introducing programming speeds seven times faster than current existing systems, according to the company.

Features of the DigiShot Plus 4G include a simplified deployment method, an automatic check to ensure the correct number of detonators per channel, energy monitoring and automatic detection, and testing of detonators. Benefits of these features areĀ improved blasting efficiency, lower vibration levels, and improved excavation profiles and wall stability, as well as increased loader productivity and enhanced safety, the company says.

“Our system offers remarkable capabilities designed to prevent blast delays and speed up blast deployment safely,” says Sandy Tavelli, global product manager at Dyno Nobel.

Also included in the system are two down-line wires with two deployment methods designed to improve safety by reducing time spent on the bench. The wire and detonator are packaged as coils or spools, allowing for quick deployment.

The DigiShot Plus 4G detonator is fully programmable and contains 15 times more memory for storing and tracking data due to the 4G chip, the company says. The system offers a CE4 tagger acting as a handheld tool that can write the delay time during tagging, allowing the user to wirelessly control the blast.

Additionally, the commander is a multi-purpose device functioning as an all-in-one bench box, repeater and blast box for surface operations, according to the company. The system also offers a tablet as an optional control instrument to connect wirelessly to the commander.

 

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