BMT launches Flight Enabled Detector

Blast Movement Technologies (BMT) has released its latest development for blast movement monitoring in mining, the Flight Enabled Detector (FED) unmanned semi-autonomous vehicle
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The Flight Enabled Detector (FED) unmanned semi-autonomous vehicle

The Australian company said the newly released drone detects Blast Movement Monitor (BMM) locations after a blast by flying over the site's muck pile - providing greater safety for workers.

Based on the DJI Matrice M600Pro platform, the unit features both a BMM detector and accurate global positioning system (GPS) to identify and report the monitors' locations back to the crew. It is ideal for locations that do not permit or do not prefer individuals walk atop post-blast muck piles.

The FED has been designed not only for safety but also for greater environmental consideration, and in many cases can additionally permit faster access to a broader range of data after a blast stand-off period thanks to its safe, swift and efficient retrieval capabilities.

"We are mindful of how valuable natural resources are and by incorporating the BMM system, customers can maximise ore recovery and profitability whilst reducing waste," CEO Jacques Janse said.

"In only a short period of time, we have helped more than 117 customers in 39 countries get more from every ore blast."

The FED vehicle can be used in open-pit mines across a range of geologies and commodities.