• DigiShot Plus<sup>®</sup>

    DigiShot Plus®

    Scalable and reliable electronic initiating system

DigiShot® Plus is a scalable and reliable electronic initiating system for use in applications where remote firing is required to initiate medium to large sized blasts. The DigiShot® Plus electronic initiation system is an innovative advance in technology and safety, enabling users to achieve the accurate timing benefits of electronic initiation systems with robust all-weather wire leads and reliable blasting equipment.

System Components

Base Station/Bench Box

Bench Box

  • Blasting box connected to lead–in harness wire and placed at a safe distance in close proximity to the bench
  • Receives firing command from Base Station
  • Six channels, each accommodates 300 detonators
  • Can be used in standalone mode to fire up to 1800 detonators

Base Station

  • Placed at point of safety and remotely controls the synchronised firing of Bench Boxes
  • Easy-to-follow screen menus lead the blaster through all delay and firing options
  • Unit requires password to activate the blast
  • One Base Station can control 4 Bench Boxes for a 7200 detonator blast

** Bench Box and Base Station are interchangeable

CE4 Tagger

The CE4 Tagger is a leading innovation from DetNet® and the best of its kind in the industry.

  • Tests and assigns locations to the detonators
  • Tests leakage and troubleshoots the bench
  • Test up to 300 detonators at a time and tags 1800 detonators in total
  • Excellent battery management technology and standard USB charging
  • Automatic detonator testing during tagging, which checks the reply level, current consumption, leakage & fuse head

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DigiShot® Plus Electronic Detonator

  • A fully programmable electronic detonator that is tailored to fit all types of blasting operations
  • Verification of sufficient firing voltage at the furthest detonator, before the user presses the fire key
  • The copper detonator shell fits into a standard booster
  • Millisecond timing accuracy

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Red & Yellow SmartKeys

Yellow Key

  • Used for remote blasting
  • Last physical link in blast circuit on Bench Box
  • Blast can be aborted by removing the SmartKey from the Bench Box
  • PIN protected
  • Must be paired with a matching red SmartKey

Red Key

  • Used for remote blasting from a Base Station and, in this case, must be paired with the yellow SmartKey in use
  • Used for local blasting directly from a Bench Box and, in this case, is the last physical link in the blast circuit
  • Blast can be aborted by removing the SmartKey from Bench Box or Base Station
  • PIN protected
  • Detonator fire command is stored in the SmartKey and blasting is not possible until the key has been inserted

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Features & Benefits

Blaster-friendly Tagger. The CE4 Tagger is a light-weight, inherently safe, hand-held device that is used to select and store the blast hole location in the detonator. The CE4 Tagger may be used to test an individual detonator, part of the pattern or the entire circuit before leaving the bench.

Rugged Reliability. The over-extruded detonator downline and robust connector ensures reliable communication between the DigiShot® Plus electronic detonator, Bench Box and CE4 Tagger.

Better control of vibration. The accuracy and precise timing capabilities of the system result in a significant reduction in vibration levels during the blasting process, making the programmable DigiShot® Plus electronic initiation system suitable for application in environmentally sensitive areas.

Easy-to-use software minimises training time. A simple, menu-driven software interface, coupled with the ability to connect detonators in any order, makes for a user-friendly system that minimises training.

Security. The system is password protected and requires a SmartKey, embedded with a coded signal, to fire the blast.

Blast Scalability. The DigiShot® Plus electronic initiation system is capable of initiating up to 1800 detonators per blast in stand-alone mode and 7200 detonators in synchronised mode, with support for up to 15 detonators per hole.

Single Blasting Device. The detonators connect directly to the blasting equipment without the need for intermediary equipment. The Bench Box includes 6 channels, each with the capacity for 300 detonators, allowing for simple deployment.

Remote Firing. The system offers a maximum remote firing capability of up to 3000 m line of sight (6000 m with an optional Repeater).*

Deployment method and delay assignment flexibility. Delay assignment is executed from the Bench Box either automatically via ViewShot® (timing design software), or manually by selecting times for each individual detonator at the Bench Box. The timing design may be adjusted at any stage after this, right up to the point of blasting. If the user requires adjustments there is no need to revisit the detonator to achieve this.

*Note
Supported in the 900 MHz frequency band, the system may also be set-up to operate in the 2.4 GHz band.

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