BME has released the next generation of its AXXIS electronic detonation system – AXXIS Titanium – to be rolled out to large mining customers across Australia.
AXXIS Titanium improves safety levels and manufacturing quality through enhanced communication with the detonator during manufacturing to avoid defects.
Performance is raised through the increased blast duration per detonator, more units per blasting box and precise firing accuracy.
“We are excited by the technology innovations of AXXIS Titanium and are looking forward to the productivity benefits that they will bring to our customers’ mining operations,” BME Australia-Asia general manager Brad Bulow said.
“Our AXXIS system has seen good acceptance in Australia, where customers have used it to achieve record-breaking blasts.”
Bulow said AXXIS Titanium is a significant advance for the company’s ever-evolving technology offering, securing BME’s position among the global leaders in electronic delay detonator (EDD) design.
“Our release of AXXIS Titanium raises the bar globally for the electronic detonator market,” he said.
“This flagship product reflects our continued focus on digital advancement on mines, and is designed to seamlessly integrate with BME’s software systems and hand-held digital tools.
“Most importantly, the AXXIS Titanium system was built for the blaster and blast engineers who work with the product every day.
“The robustness of the wire, the easy-to-use interface and the improved integration will improve efficiency in terms of time, data and reporting.”
Bulow highlighted the flexibility and accuracy of firing times that AXXIS Titanium brings to the market, allowing mines to program blasts of up to 35 seconds in duration.
This longer delay window creates valuable opportunities for mines to conduct three-seam blasting.
“The system further enhances safety, with its unique use of dual capacitors for conducting low voltage logging to avoid any chance of unplanned detonation,” Bulow said.
“The encrypted blast command ensures that detonators respond only to the correct, encrypted firing sequence from the blasting equipment, not from any other source.”