Orica’s new upgrades are a blast

Users of Orica’s eDev II and uni tronic 600 electronic blasting systems (EBS) will now experience more efficient and productive operations, as the updated versions of both have been integrated with the field-proven Blaster 3000 currently used with the i-kon III system. The Blaster 3000 will serve as a common blast box platform to deliver an improved user experience and…

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Orica ORBS takes remote blasting underground

Orica’s next-generation centralized blasting system ORBS has made a leap into the digital world, allowing customers in the underground mining segment to now experience its benefits. ORBS, or the Omni Remote Blasting System, is now available to i-kon and eDev customers. It is designed to provide operations with the ability to safely initiate multiple development headings and production blasts concurrently…

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Orica introduces 4D system for underground operations

Orica selected the recent AusIMM Underground Operators Conference in Brisbane, Australia to unveil its new range of 4D bulk explosives for the underground market. Designed for production and development applications, the Subtek 4D range enables underground operators to gain unprecedented control of energy through a single explosive solution that drives best practice mining outcomes and sustainable blasting practices.  Following the…

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Orica releases WebGen 200 Surface

Now commercially available from Orica: the WebGen 200 Surface wireless initiating system, which enables new mining methods and blasting techniques to improve safety, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. Released this month, WebGen 200 Surface is based on the success of more than 5,000 WebGen 100 blasts around the world, containing over 150,000 primers. Orica’s WebGen 200 Surface, the company…

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Orica introduces newest OREPro 3D Predict software

Orica has announced the release of its latest OREPro 3D Predict modeling software that predicts blast movement in near real-time and optimizes grade control value. Over 30 years of Research and Development (R&D) coupled with significant cloud-based computing power have led to the creation of OREPro 3D Predict software, a near real-time blast movement simulator and grade control polygon optimizer…

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Epiroc, Orica mark milestone wireless blast

Epiroc and Orica, in partnership with Agnico Eagle, have successfully commenced live blasting with Avatel – the world’s first semi-automated wireless underground development charging solution at Agnico Eagle Mines’ Kittilä mine in Finland.  The milestone brings to life an industry-driven concept to dramatically improve safety at the face during the charging cycle, which is one of the highest risk activities…

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GroundProbe launches BlastVision, Precision Atmospherics

GroundProbe has released two new additions to its products and services range, the blast analytics solution BlastVision and atmospheric correction algorithm Precision Atmospherics. BlastVision, a world-first in blast analytics per the company, can deliver actionable blast performance insights for optimal safety and productivity. “The crucial data aids in the detection of potential misfires and out-of-sequence firing and in identifying and…

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Orica offloads Minova

After executives alluded to the company’s intention earlier last year, Orica confirmed its divestment of its Minova business to European investment firm Aurelius Group. The transaction is valued at A$180 million. Orica’s MD and CEO Sanjeev Gandhi said the sale of the business was consistent with its “refreshed strategy” that includes classifying Minova, which has a specialty in ground support…

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