Smart MMU

Introducing BME’s all-new Xplocharge Smart Mobile Manufacturing Unit (MMU), where the latest technology meets efficiency like never before. The Smart MMU stands out by incorporating automation and IoT solutions and integrating with BME’s Blastmap design application as well as Xplocharge block data capturing system. With these features, we deliver accurate data throughout the blasting lifecycle, with a focus on safety, efficiency and innovation.


With an unwavering commitment to innovation and efficiency, we’ve created a transformative solution that streamlines processes, data, optimizes resource utilization, and enhances safety.

We invite you to explore the possibilities that the Smart MMU offers – from seamless data integration to predictive maintenance and real-time safety monitoring.

The introduction of this cutting edge technology will revolutionize your experience as our customer, propelling you towards a brighter, more sustainable future and solidifying BME’s position as a leader in the explosives and technology industry.


  • The Smart MMU offers a seamless integration with BME’s digital product suite;
  • Accurate control over the quantity of charge mass being pumped per hole;
  • The Smart MMU replaces manual or human-input steps with automation;
  • Track the condition of the equipment in real-time and schedule maintenance activities based on actual usage and wear and tear through IoT solutions;
  • Enhanced safety measures and automated plant shutdown when an incident is about to happen;
  • Cutting-edge technologies, data integration, and automation synergize to optimize productivity in the mining operations;
  • Intuitive and user-centric design of the user interface.
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