Tag: drilling

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New Sandvik VP to join company from Metso

September 3, 2019By

Victor Tapia will take on the role of vice president of sales at Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology starting in January 2020.

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P&Q University Lesson 4: Drilling & Blasting

August 28, 2019By

This Pit & Quarry University lesson focuses on drilling and blasting.

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Easily corrected blasting deficiencies

June 11, 2019By

Equipment manufacturers offer simple measures aggregate producers can deploy to enhance their operation.

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The majority of aggregate producers who manage their own blasts do so to have a better handle on costs. Photo courtesy of Enaex.

Benchmarking your operation’s drilling & blasting process

June 10, 2019By

An exclusive P&Q survey on drilling and blasting provides aggregate producers a means to measure themselves.

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Arizona Drilling & Blasting is a division of Fisher Sand and Gravel. Photo courtesy of Pete Tramontanas.

P&Q Profile: Arizona Drilling & Blasting’s Pete Tramontanas

May 29, 2019By

P&Q’s conversation with Pete Tramontanas, the general manager of Arizona Drilling & Blasting.

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Epiroc names general manager, president

April 25, 2019By

Epiroc appointed Jon Torpy as general manager and president.

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In terms of rock strength, blasts today are often designed only considering rock density because rock generally gets stronger as it gets denser. Photo: iStock.com/xtrekx

Blasting mechanics: Material properties and powder factor

April 17, 2019By and

Read about the true influence rock strength, rock structure, velocity and powder factor have on a quarry blast’s effectiveness.

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Caterpillar's MD6200 drill. Photo courtesy of Caterpillar.

Cat launches its smallest rotary blasthole drill yet

October 18, 2018By

The new MD6200 is set up in a package that makes it Caterpillar’s most transportable rotary drill to date.

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