BME, a leading provider of explosives and blasting solutions, is transforming the mining industry through its smart technology innovations. The company’s mobile manufacturing units (MMUs) are now equipped with advanced automation features, powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. This integration of smart technology enables real-time data monitoring and analysis, optimizing the loading of bulk emulsion into blastholes.
In their quest to improve productivity, safety and efficiency, local quarries are fast turning to electronic detonation systems, moving away from the traditional pyrotechnic methods. Leading mining explosive and blasting technology supplier, BME, reports increased uptake of electronic detonators in the South African quarrying sector, with an annual conversion rate of 12-14%.
When it comes to using alternate electronic initiation systems outside of the traditional wired variant, BME is looking beyond just wireless solutions.
Mining solutions specialist BME has released a new version of its popular Xplolog system for capturing and analysing data on blast holes and decks.
Building on the flexibility and accuracy of electronic detonation, digital blasting tools can assist in enhancing mines’ efficiency and reducing carbon emissions’, says blasting and explosives solutions provider BME MD Ralf Hennecke.
A recent global safety report for mining indicates a gradual but steady improvement in mine safety, with a total recordable injury (TRI) frequency rate at a low 2,90 – down from 5,07 just a decade ago.
Technology in blasting – alongside advanced low carbon emission emulsion explosives – are helping pave the way on mining’s sustainability journey.
To achieve optimal blasting results for mining efficiency, mines need real-time data from their blasting blocks; BME’s new generation Xplolog does just that – and is being put to work at a large opencast mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape province.