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%.
In a recent feature in Mining Review Africa, the impressive growth and achievements of Omnia Group company BME were highlighted. Originally launched in South Africa almost forty years ago, BME has expanded its footprint across the globe, establishing itself as a leading supplier of cutting-edge explosives technology and services.
When it comes to using alternate electronic initiation systems outside of the traditional wired variant, BME is looking beyond just wireless solutions.
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.
Blasting and explosive solutions provider, BME is once again pushing the boundaries of safety with its world-class initiation system, this time testing the resistance of its AXXIS Titanium electronic delay detonators (EDDs) to high current AC voltages.
High in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, BME recently achieved the first blast outside of South Africa with its new AXXIS Silver electronic initiation system.
Technology in blasting – alongside advanced low carbon emission emulsion explosives – are helping pave the way on mining’s sustainability journey.
In this video, we’ll show you how BME’s innovative, turn-key approach makes blasting safer and more sustainable.