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BlastMetriX UAV Improves Blast Design and Analysis

The new BlastMetriX UAV program from 3GSM GmbH allows quarries and mining operations to take advantage of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to quickly, safely an accurately capture three-dimensional face profiles for enhanced visualization of the blast area. The flexible system is the right tool for surveying large blast sites and does not require the use of propriety UAVs. This allows operations to use existing drones in their fleet or locally source drone equipment to take surveying images.

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Atlas Copco Targets Zero-Emission Underground Drilling

“Our customers’ future is electric,” said Andreas Nordbrandt, president of Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation Division, based in Örebro, Sweden. Development will now be focused on zero-emission and battery-driven machinery. The company has immediate plans to expand its current portfolio of electric mining equipment including loaders, drill rigs and mine trucks.

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Boart Longyear Touts Top 5 Advantages of Sonic Drilling

Sonic drilling technology is not new but it is certainly still within its adoption phase. This means that drilling contractors often have to play a role in teaching their mining, water well, environmental and geotechnical clients about the technology and its advantages for their projects.

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The Hidden Cost of Cheaper Drill Rods

Conventional wisdom tells us that a penny saved is a penny earned. When it comes to buying drill rods, however, pinching pennies could end up increasing your operating costs and putting your reputation at risk, according to Boart Longyear.

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Boart Longyear Launches Global Training Program

Boart Longyear launched its new global training program for drilling supervisors, drillers, driller assistants, mechanics, welders, manufacturing and other front-line employees. The training is based on the Australian Resources and Infrastructure Industry training requirements, the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration standards and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety standards, customized for Boart Longyear specific rigs, equipment and tooling.

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