CALIFORNIA - DAVEY BICKFORD has upgraded the software for its Daveytronic digital blasting system. The Daveytronic 2D edition allows a blasting engineer to design a firing plan on a computer.
The software automatically imports borehole locations or enables the technician to manually design the blast pattern and then configure a firing sequence. Once the sequence is designed, the software allows the technician to simulate blast progression, ensuring optimum blast performance before transferring the plan to the Daveytronic blasting machine. According to its maker, the new software significantly increases blast programming efficiency for both underground and surface mining applications and shortens programming time in the field.
After completing the plan, the blast engineer downloads the delay times and order numbers into the hand-held field programming unit. This greatly facilitates digital detonator programming on the bench, saving time in the field. If necessary, individual detonators can be reprogrammed at the last minute.
Daveytronic includes a unique import file converter module to ensure the new software is compatible with most blasting software and mining AutoCAD programs. For open pit operations, the software is also compatible with drill-navigation systems, allowing the blast engineer to use as-drilled co-ordinates for more accurate firing sequence programming. The software features several preloaded design options for operators to choose from.
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