Dyno Nobel has introduced Ranger, DigiShot’s new electronic initiation system, that offers numerous benefits including greater safety and performance.
It has been designed to reduce blasting delays and provide uniform rock fragmentation, and has twice the detonator capacity as its predecessor the DigitShot 300 at 600 dets (300 dets per channel at 40 meters).
An updated weatherproof enclosure and built-in antenna for longer range RF up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) makes it quicker and easier to deploy. Its programing speed is six times faster than existing systems, and it features an automatic check to ensure the correct number of detonators are in place per channel.
Other benefits of Ranger include detonator energy monitoring right up to the point of blasting; autonomous detection and testing of detonators; a wirelessly controlled blaster through the multi-purpose CE4 Tagger; and the capacity for it to be configured as a bench of base.
“The Bench Ranger is designed with simplicity in mind but is a sophisticated piece of equipment with its auto-detonator detection the Bench Ranger will find every detonator connected to the surface wire tag or untagged (hook up and go),” Dyno said of the new release. “Blast Cards ensures that the user is in total control of the blast pattern and ensures safe arming and firing of the blast pattern.
The company noted that ease of use was a core consideration in the design of Ranger, and with its design ideal for open cut as well as construction and quarries, it developed a flexible tagging methodology that is modifiable for specific needs.
“Our conventional ‘Row, Hole, Det’ methodology is available for our current customers that appreciate the method with little to no training required. We also have the option to preplan/predesign a blast plan via our CE4 tagger or ViewShot blast application,” Dyno said.
“The design is then transferred to the CE4 tagger or activated on the CE4 tagger, the user will now only have to tag the det at the hole displayed with Location and delay. No additional step is needed, and all information is stored in the detonator itself.”
Source: Dyno Nobel