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Tag: drilling and blasting

Photo: John Deere

Three new technologies operators can explore

November 18, 2022By

Get the latest fragmentation monitoring technology from Orica, new excavators from John Deere and a Philippi-Hagenbuch rear-eject body for a large hauler.

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After decades of experimentation, blasters today have a good understanding of the key components to an effective blast. Photo: Kevin Yanik

Trending technology for drilling, blasting safety and success

October 14, 2022By

Utilizing the latest drilling and blasting technology can mitigate safety risks for operators, says Quick Supply Co.’s Cody Schaefer.

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After a shot is executed, data on the fragmentation, muckpile shape, vibration and noise can automatically be integrated to allow AI to refine its models for use in the next drill-shot plan. Photo: Picsguru/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Make drilling and blasting safer with drones, detonators and data

October 13, 2022By

Richard O’Meara of Orica details opportunities to enhance safety and efficiency within aggregate operations.

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Flyrock remains a top source of accidents from drilling-and-blasting operations. Photo: imaginepictures1/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Minimize drilling, blasting risks through automation

October 11, 2022By

Epiroc’s Zach Ellis details how operations can use technology to increase drilling and blasting safety by eliminating live work.

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Photo: Austin Powder

The latest in drilling and blasting technology

September 20, 2022By

Dyno Nobel’s DigitShot, Austin Powder EStar and BME’s Axxis Silver are among the latest in drilling and blasting technology.

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Epiroc says the automatic bit changer option is designed to change rotary tricone bits significantly faster than manual exchanges, eliminating human interaction with the drill string for a safer, more efficient way to operate a drill fleet. Photo: Epiroc

Drilling innovation allows for hands-free bit changes

August 24, 2022By

The new automatic bit changer option from Epiroc is designed to change rotary tricone bits faster than manual exchanges.

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Country Boy Supply now offers boom drills, rock tools and aftermarket support for Sandvik in two Southeast states. Photo: P&Q Staff

P&Q Profile: Country Boy Supply’s Brent Taylor

August 23, 2022By

Brent Taylor, CEO of Georgia-based Country Boy Supply, visited with the magazine this summer to discuss a new partnership with Sandvik and the drilling industry in the Southeast.

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Country Boy Supply business partners Ace McCarthy, left, and Brent Taylor share a moment. Photo: P&Q Staff

Gallery: Country Boy Supply 2022 open house

August 4, 2022By

Representatives from Country Boy Supply and Sandvik got together outside of Atlanta to celebrate their brand-new partnership.

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BME says Axxis Silver gives mines even safer blasting while saving time on blast preparation and initiation. Photo: BME

BME debuts digital initiation system

April 19, 2022By

The company says Axxis Silver embodies the technological advancements of Axxis Titanium while providing a cost-effective option for mines blasting on a smaller scale.

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