AXXIS™ is a fully programmable, accurate and easy-to-use electronic delay mining detonator system. It is one of the safest initiation systems available. For safety, AXXIS™ offers a full two-way communication between the blasting box and detonators. During detonator logging, there is no direct communication with the detonators.
Using the AXXIS™ System, you can program AXXIS™ detonators to fire accurately at any time between 0 and 10000 ms at one millisecond intervals. You can fire up to 600 detonators from one AXXIS™ Blasting Box and 5000 detonators from linked boxes.
The AXXIS™ System comprises:
- AXXIS™ electronic delay detonators with Intelligent Connectors (IC’s)
- AXXIS™ passive logger to establish Connector ID and firing time for each detonator
- AXXIS™ blasting box to programme and fire the detonators. Blasting can be done with a blasting wire or by radio link. Long lead-in lines are thus eliminated, reducing costs.
- AXXIS™ low-energy line tester is used for safely and quickly finding leakage points or short circuits in a network of detonators
- Blastmap III PC-based software for high-level blast and timing design
The AXXIS™ detonator is a standard size detonator that will function in all standard sized boosters that are used in non-electric blasting. AXXIS™ detonators use 2-core double insulated downline cables.
The AXXIS™ Tester is a small low current device that is used to test surface lines with detonators connected to them, for leakage. Leakage is a critical issue with all electronic systems, and is the main reason for delays in blasting as leakage disrupts communication between the blasting box and detonators. The AXXIS™ Leakage Tester helps to avoid these problems.
The AXXIS™ Logger is a small, robust unit that is used to scan each detonator connector and allocate a delay period to that connector. The unit has a touch screen interface and has a numeric keypad for entering detonator firing time values and connector ID’s should this be necessary if a connector has been damaged. The AXXIS™ Logger can be used directly to programme delays by blasters, but can also be used in conjunction with Blastmap III software.
The AXXIS™ Blasting Box is the unit from which all detonators on a blast are programmed and fired. The AXXIS™ Blasting Box can be used as a stand-alone unit with a blasting line connected directly to the detonators, or in a wireless configuration with two or more Blasting Boxes. A log file that cannot be tampered with is created for each blast that automatically uploads to the logger for future analysis if required.
Blastmap III is BME’s advanced blast and timing design software. You can undertake complex timing designs for vibration control, improved fragmentation, heave and better final walls.