The integration of Leica’s J2drill format now allows designs to be exported as flat file to fleet management systems for drills. Once drilled, the actual locations can be loaded and updated against designed locations. This benefits the charging process and helps to adjust the blast design based on the actual hole location. It also provides a safety mechanism to avoid drilling bootlegs.
The introduction of charging allows holes within a pattern to be attributed with explosive information. This is supported by a configurable consumable library, where blasting consumables and related properties can be entered and managed. Once supplied, the consumables, namely explosives, detonators, delays, cord, booster, and stemming, can be selectively used to create custom blasting templates. Once the blast has been charged, the blaster can visualize and animate the timing contours to further optimize fragmentation, control the blast movement, and minimize dilution.