Explosives manufacturer Orica has released a new automated rock sizing measurement technology, FRAGTrack.
The automated fragmentation measurement device captures real-time fragmentation measurement data for optimising drill and blast operations; improving downstream unit productivity and tracking of operational performance.
Orica vice-president – digital solutions Raj Mathiravedu said systematic and automated measurement and analysis of blast fragmentation was the avenue to continuous improvement.
“Rock size distribution or fragmentation is a critical measure of tracking daily drill and blast performance, optimisation of blasting, loading and haulage, and maximising throughput of material during the processing cycle,” he said.
FRAGTrack delivers fragmentation measurements on faceshovels
Greater sampling frequency, enabled by the fully autonomous
system, provides superior insights, allowing for visualisation and comparative analysis of multiple sample data sets – aiding decision making for customers.
It also delivers enhanced safety benefits through the removal of manual sampling methods on bench, keeping workers away from high-risk operational areas.
The system uses binocular cameras and an innovative proprietary hybrid 2D/3D image processing algorithm.
More at details at orica.com/FRAGTrack