Real-time blast block data reporting

BLASTING specialist BME has launched the Xplolog to get real time data from a blast block during drilling, charging and stemming operations.

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The rugged handheld Xplolog device.

The system allows personnel on the block to enter key parameters electronically using a rugged handheld device to help improve the quality of blast preparation.

It can also integrate with BME's Blastmap III software.

That lets users view and edit Xplolog designs in Blastmap III and synchronise designs from BlastmapII to the Xplolog database.

BME product manager Dr Rakhi Pathak said the key advantage was that information about each hole could be easily captured on the device and uploaded to a central database as soon as a data network was available.

"This ensures quick and seamless integration of data, removing the time lag and reducing the chances of data-related errors in the capturing phase," she said.

"Decisions can then be made timeously ab...