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BLASTING: New DriftShot electronic initiation system goes underground

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Dyno Nobel, a global leader in commercial explosives, in partnership with DetNet brings another innovative solution to underground development blasting. The DriftShot electronic initiation system is the newest...


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Dyno Nobel, a global leader in commercial explosives, in partnership with DetNet brings another innovative solution to underground development blasting. The DriftShot electronic initiation system is the newest addition to the Dyno Nobel electronic initiation system suite.

DriftShot provides the underground blaster with the advantage of electronic initiation while retaining the easy tie-in characteristics similar to the Nonel® initiation system.

DriftShot was designed specifically to provide an easy-to-use and reliable electronic initiation system. Its electronic accuracy can help deliver such benefits as better advance rates and improved wall stability. DriftShot has flexible timing options that assist in providing more consistent fragmentation and reduced overbreak as part of optimizing underground development blasting.

Dyno Nobel has made a commitment to safety and strives for zero harm for everyone, everywhere. In line with this commitment the blast control unit for DriftShot enables blast initiation from a remote and safe location though a coded signal and has the ability to work on multiple communication backbones. It has a smart key, and a password is required to help assure safety and security.

The DriftShot initiation system was designed with easy to use timing templates for the blaster, which can also be customized for specific applications. The blast control unit allows for up to 200 detonators per channel to be fired. DriftShot also offers minimal components at the face – just the electronic DriftShot detonator in the borehole and a two wire busline.

The DriftShot Tagger is a handheld device that communicates with detonators and collects data. The Tagger identifies and tests each detonator contained in the blast. Furthermore, the Tagger has easy to use menus, is fast, and user friendly. DriftShot is an excellent solution for precision blasting in underground mining development—another practical innovation from Dyno Nobel!

Please visit DynoNobel.com or DetNet.com for more information.


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