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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Mine blast tech takes vital step forward

Epiroc, Orica develop semi-automated explosives delivery rig Metal Tech News – Nov. 25, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:55pm

Epiroc Orica autonomous Avatel Sami Niiranen Boomer M2 carrier


Avatel is a semi-autonomous and fully mechanized underground mine blasting solution that allows a single operator to complete the entire charging cycle from the safety of the machine's enclosed cabin.

Answering the call for safer and more efficient underground mine blasting technology, Orica and Epiroc have combined their expertise to develop a prototype of the world's first semi-automated explosives delivery system for the mining sector.

Built on the foundation of Epiroc's proven Boomer M2 carrier and integrating with Orica's latest explosives technology, this delivery system dubbed Avatel...

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