3/06/2020 - Pulse | Wireless reliable industrial system

CEA- Leti, and Davey Bickford, a worldwide leader in blasting solutions, have developped, in the frame of Nanoelec, a new, wireless system that offers increased safety, flexibility and productivity gains to the blasting market.

CEA- Leti, and Davey Bickford, a worldwide leader in blasting solutions, have developped, in the frame of Nanoelec, a new, wireless system that offers increased safety, flexibility and productivity gains to the blasting market. The new system consists of electronic detonators with bi-directional radio modules placed on the surface of a mining pit. This wireless network communicates with a digital blasting system located a few kilometers away from the blasting zone and is controlled by a wireless communication protocol specifically developed and optimized to ensure safe, reliable and synchronized operation of hundreds of detonating elements in open pit mines.

With its main plant based in France (Yonne), Davey Bickford Enaex is the world leader in explosion solutions for mining, quarrying, tunnels and construction. “The project that we are carrying out with the CEA within Nanoelec is multi-year. It aims in particular to improve the connectivity of detonators (increase in communication speed, wireless connection, etc.) and we have just crossed an important milestone, which allows us to enrich our catalog of innovative security and products and services, easier to implement in field within a sustainable development perspective “, explains Nicolas Besnard, Technology & Systems Director, at Davey Bickford

Read more : http://www.irtnanoelec.fr/actualites/a-wireless-detonation-system-designed-to-increase-productivity-and-safety-at-open-pit-mines/