Dyno Nobel, in partnership with DetNet, has launched a new underground electronic initiation blasting system – DriftShot.
According to the company it provides the shotfirer with precise electronic initiation while at the same time keeping the tie-in characteristics of the similar Nonel initiation system.
The DriftShot system is designed to provide ease of use coupled with accuracy and reliability.
“Its electronic accuracy can help deliver such benefits as better advance rates and improved wall stability. DriftShot has flexible timing options that assist in providing more consistent fragmentation and reduced overbreak as part of optimising underground development blasting.”
DriftShot allows shotfirers to work remotely through the use of coded signal and can work on multiple communication backbones.
It has a smart key, and needs passwords to ensure safety and blasting security.
The initiation system has easy to use timing templates, which can be customised for specific applications, and control up to 200 detonators per channel, while featuring minimal components at the face, suing only the electronic DriftShot detonator in the borehole and two wire busline.
The DriftShot Tagger is a fully handheld device that not only communicates with the detonators, but also collects data.
The tagger identifies and tests each detonator contained in the blast, and features easy to use menus.