Tag: drilling and blasting

Logo: RAM Inc.

Details on 2024 blasting, explosives course available

April 3, 2024By

RAM Inc’s Blasting & Explosives Safety Training Course focuses on the safe handling, storage and transport of explosives.

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Sandvik, Country Boy Supply establish record drills order

January 23, 2024By

Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions teamed with Country Boy Supply and one of its customers on an order of 34 surface drill rigs.

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Planning ahead of a blast to ensure burdens aren’t too heavy and shots are properly spaced is a must for operations looking to limit vibration. Photo: P&Q Staff

Planning for vibration when blasting

January 22, 2024By

Keeping the right factors in mind ahead of a blast will improve performance and community relations.

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Canada and the U.S. are among BME's growth markets around the world. Photo: BME

BME expansion includes Canadian investments

January 19, 2024By

The South Africa-based blasting and explosives company has been constructing assembly plants for electronic and non-electronic detonators in Canada.

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Logo: The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME)

IME celebrates safety excellence at annual meeting

October 19, 2023By

IME (the Institute of Makers of Explosives) honored several member companies during an awards banquet in Florida.

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Blasting course to cover methods, technologies

August 15, 2023By

R.A. McClure Inc.’s three-day surface blasting course next month will take place at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

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The typical IME member is an explosives manufacturer, but the organization also has members who specialize in drilling and blasting. Photo:

Getting to know the Institute of Makers of Explosives

August 2, 2023By

P&Q sat down with Clark Mica, president of the Institute of Makers of Explosives, to learn more about the trade association, its priorities and synergies with the aggregate industry.

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Xplolog provides data to track trends and continuously improve the quality of blasts. Photo: BME

Updated system captures, analyzes blasthole data

July 27, 2023By

BME says its enhanced Xplolog system allows users to analyze data to track trends and continuously improve blast quality.

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Sandvik debuts digital tool for drilling, blasting operations

June 30, 2023By

The My Sandvik Onsite solution, which is built on Sandvik’s OptiMine technology, leverages data to optimize surface drilling operations.

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