Becker Mining Systems partners up with Meglab to commission first remote LTE blasting system
Becker Mining systems has partnered with Meglab, a distributor in the province of Québec, to commission its first smartblast® LTE remote firing system. The two companies undertook this endeavour in order to confirm the former’s product capabilities within a mining environment.
In order for the communication between the mine’s LTE network and the smartblast® LTE units to be effective, various tests were conducted. The results of these tests were positive, as the blasts were successfully initiated without any misfires from different levels. This development is significant as it paves the way for more efficient and safer mining operations in the future.
With the implementation of this system, miners will no longer have to be present at the site of the blast. This will not only make the process safer for them, but it will also increase efficiency as they will be able to attend to other tasks while the blast is being carried out. In addition, this technology has the potential to be used in other industries where remote detonation is necessary.
The controller and the remote system are both available from the Becker mining website. Utilizing these systems in a modern mining site can be easy with simple instructions as well as with the troubleshooting support that Becker mining can provide through its customer service.
With LTE communications technology becoming the standard in many mining sites, this system can integrate well with many modern mining environments.
Overall, the commissioning of this system is a positive development that points to a bright future for both Becker Mining Systems and Meglab. It also highlights the potential of smartblast® LTE to revolutionize the way we carry out certain tasks, making them safer and more efficient in the process.
If you are interested in learning more about this story please contact Becker mining for more information.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker/SMC. For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of safety, producing the best arc guard in the industry. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.