Aegis

Underground Drill & Blast

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Automated Underground Drill & Blast Processes

Automated processes that allow you to quickly generate different ring layouts and charging patterns to evaluate differences in cost, dilution and break.

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Decrease Costs & Improve Results

Aegis Analyser provides a multitude of tools designed to improve blasting results and decrease costs.

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Completely Integrated Solution

Seamlessly connected data sources with Studio UG mine planning software and common engine for geological evaluation.

AEGIS

Multi-Faceted UG Drill & Blast Solution

The next generation in underground blasting software – Aegis is the ultimate solution for providing interactive and automated underground drill and blast design. The multi-faceted system allows users to rapidly compare different scenarios and generate ring layouts, charging plans and blast designs to paper, or directly to compatible drill rigs using IREDES. It can even optimise the ring layout to achieve the desired fragmentation outcome and reduce costs. Other key features that make this the ultimate underground blasting design software is its ability to automatically lay out your entire stope in seconds, its incredible flexibility to easily adjust designs, a few rings or individual holes and charges, as well as its Drop Raise Editor that allows for slot raises to be designed, sequenced and inserted into the drilling plan. This, among many other features and benefits, makes AEGIS an indispensable tool for any underground blasting professional.

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AEGIS Designer

AEGIS Designer is an independent product that automatically generates all drillholes for a stope rapidly and accurately. All the user has to do is define the existing voids, geological contacts and optional stope design, then set the burden and toe spacing – a layout will automatically be generated in seconds. Unlike traditional underground blasting software requiring users to start from the beginning if the burden or spacing is adjusted, AEGIS Designer instantly generates the layout using new values. Alleviating this once tedious process will save you time as well as give you added flexibility of designing rings in four views – plan, section, longitudinal and 3D simultaneously - you will never miss an important detail again.

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Fast & Repeatable

Automated processes guided by user input parameters deliver consistent designs to site standards.

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Compare Scenarios

Quickly generate different ring layouts and charging patterns.

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Completely Integrated Solution

Seamlessly connected data sources with Studio UG mine planning software and common engine for geological evaluation.

AEGIS Analyser

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The AEGIS Analyser provides advanced blast simulation and modelling tools for underground engineers which are an important asset in optimising blasting operations. It includes features including break limit predictions, blast dilution analysis and more.

  • Calibrate and estimate excavation break limits using Klein, Holmberg-Persson or Liu-Katsabanis blast energy algorithms.
  • Conduct comprehensive first principles cost analysis for every blast scenario.
  • Compare scenarios for cost and blast prediction to optimise your blasting strategy and improve mine-to-mill performance.
  • Cavity Monitoring Survey (CMS) can calibrate the blast simulation model which can then be used to predict the final excavation break. It can also detail if the fragmentation characteristics of the various rock types are known and the predicted amount of fines and oversize present, allowing the blasting engineer to fine-tune the blast design for optimal results.
North Mine Sequence Animation using Aegis Analyser - Underground Drill & Blast software
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New Exploding Slot Feature in Aegis - Version 5.038

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AEGIS Break Analyser

An exciting and innovative new blasting model technology - the AEGIS Break Analyser uses unit charges and stress reflection methodology in conjunction with electronic detonators to design ring patterns that can transform underground blasting operations into primary crushing operations. If you would like to know more about Aegis, talk to your local Datamine office.

Break Analyser in Aegis- Underground Drill & Blast software
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Break Analyser in Aegis- Underground Drill & Blast software Watch on YouTube

An exciting and innovative new blasting model technology - the AEGIS Break Analyser uses unit charges and stress reflection methodology in conjunction with electronic detonators to design ring patterns that can transform underground blasting operations into primary crushing operations. If you would like to know more about Aegis, talk to your local Datamine office.

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