The BlastWeb® .4G system consists of Hardware Control Equipment modules (BCUs) installed at suitable underground sites, linked together through available communication networks to facilitate communication between the surface PC (Surface Blast Controller) and BCUs (Blast Control Units) underground.

System components

The Surface Blast Controller allows centralized blasting to take place from the control room and is password protected. All events are displayed and stored on a real time basis and the Surface Blast Controller supplies warnings of all faults or errors on the system. This enables users to do fault diagnostics and fix all problems prior to blasting time. Blast instructions are sent to all selected BCUs when prompted by the blaster. A blast report can be generated that contains an events history for reporting purposes.

Initiators and detonators

The Blastweb® system supports the following products:

The DriftShot® Electronic Detonator is built on the proven DigiShot® platform. The detonator utilises electronic circuitry containing a system-specific, coded signal which provides an additional level of security. The detonators are produced with a robust over-extruded steel down-line wire for added flexibility.

Features and benefits

  • Reduces production blast times. Up to 24 BCUs can be fired in a single setting and up to 28 000 detonators can be initiated.
  • Safety and Security. A unique password and specific SmartKey is required for blast initiation.
  • Compatible with multiple communication backbones. WiFi, Ethernet, Copper, Fiber, Leaky Feeder.
  • Easy to use. It has the ability to remotely upload new firmware without disrupting operations.