Focus on drill and blast improvements

Maptek BlastLogic is an all-in-one solution adding value to open cut operations by streamlining drill and blast processes.

Maptek is investing heavily in improving the drill and blast process to help operations maximise efficiency. A solid track record in identifying customer issues guides development of advanced solutions to streamline mine processes and improve mineral recovery.

Major operations across the world are taking advantage of the responsive delivery of tailored solutions to reliably achieve greater accuracy in critical processes such as drilling, charging and stemming.

BlastLogic 2.1

The introduction of temperature logging in Maptek BlastLogic 2.1 adds value to both upstream and downstream processes.

The last known temperature, previous temperature and change in temperature can be entered via the BlastLogic Tablet or data entry panels in the Desktop client, and then the information is displayed in the hole tabular view.

Hole temperature can be viewed or edited, and dip, backfill and charge sheets now show temperatures.

Other upgrades help operations improve mineral recovery through streamlined drill and blast planning, tracking and monitoring.

Electronic tie-up

BlastLogic 2.1 offers tools to create both pyrotechnic and electronic tie-ups and provide visual feedback on the effectiveness of designs.

Electronic initiation systems offer finer timing control and reduced misfire potential, increasing safety and reducing excessive vibration and noise.

Addition of electronic tie-up rounds out BlastLogic as the complete blast design and reconciliation solution.

Making small hole-to-hole and row-to-row changes while accounting for actual drilling, charging and stemming positions is easily achieved. This helps ensure optimum performance in safety and fragmentation for every blast.

BlastLogic allows better analysis and modelling of drill and blast. Cost-saving measures can be achieved, such as expanding the blast pattern and reducing explosives use without compromising blast performance.

The superior BlastLogic interface allows users to quickly design blast tie-ups which allow explosives to be individually detonated and timed to the millisecond.

Auto-fill enhancements duplicate a row design across multiple rows with a single mouse drag. Drill and blast engineers can complete tie-up design faster.

Communication across operational departments is enhanced as tie-up sheets are easily exported. Blast crews can access printouts showing how to tie-up blasts.

OData service

The addition of an OData service to the BlastLogic Server supports customised reporting, allowing operations to track and monitor data against their KPIs to improve productivity.

BlastLogic enables operations to make blast design and implementation decisions with reference to mine plans, geology and geotechnical data.

Connecting fleet systems, explosives loading and initiation, and production management and reporting systems allows continual improvement both upstream and downstream from the drill and blast process.