Tag: drones

The more control blasters have on the front end of a detonation, the less likely an incident is to occur on the back end. Photo: Xesai/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Utilizing technology to produce safer blasts

October 4, 2023By

Buckley Powder’s Brett Richter details how newer tools are making a blaster’s job easier.

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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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Introducing drone technology to an aggregate operation can lower costs, minimize rework and increase operational efficiency. Photo: Propeller Aero

How drones can unlock potential within your operation

September 14, 2022By

Propeller Aero’s Richard Hordern-Gibbings points out the benefits that stem from adopting drone technology within pits and quarries.

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Using drones to reduce drill and blast costs

January 18, 2022By

Find out how blasting operations can take the next step with a drone to reduce their costs.

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Firmatek acquires Kespry

October 25, 2021By

Kespry’s aerial intelligence software will be integrated into Firmatek, bringing cloud-native AI together with Firmatek’s capabilities.

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When drilling and blasting might become fully autonomous

March 26, 2021By and

The future of drilling and blasting involves drones, autonomous drills, wireless detonators and remote-controlled explosives loaders, Precision Blasting Services’ Anthony Konya says.

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According to ARTBA, these provisions will increase flexibility in deploying drivers, delivering construction equipment and assisting with other project tasks. Photo: P&Q Staff

What’s trending in new tech, equipment among contractors

July 14, 2020By

The benefits of adopting new technologies include increased productivity and improved safety, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics publication.

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Aggregate producers using drones must ensure their privacy policies adhere to the rapidly changing patchwork of state statutes governing information privacy across all sectors. Photo: Mailfor/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Navigating new federal and state drone privacy laws

February 25, 2020By and

Aggregate producers using drones are now required to ensure their privacy policies adhere to the federal laws and rapidly changing patchwork of state statutes governing information privacy.

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