Getting behind the renewed enthusiasm of the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba, Omnia Group subsdiairy and blasting and explosives company BME will be face-to-face with the mining industry at its exhibition booth.
The Indaba will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 9 to 12.
“Everyone is looking forward to the interaction at this year’s Indaba, giving a boost to the positive momentum currently being experienced by the sector,” said BME marketing manager Michelle Fedder. “Delegates will be looking for that level of collaboration and information sharing that virtual communication platforms don’t really allow, and will be hoping to find exciting new partnerships and innovations.”
This year, BME will be showcasing its breakthrough electronic initiation system, AXXIS Titanium, which was launched globally in November last year. Fedder highlighted that the wide international audience at the Indaba will be “inspired” by the advanced features of this electronic detonator system.
“Buoyed by strong commodity demand, mines in Africa nonetheless face a range of compliance demands in terms of sustainability and are constantly in search of efficiency solutions.
“AXXIS Titanium, in concert with BME’s ongoing innovations across its offerings, is helping mines drive down their energy costs and carbon footprint.”
Fedder said that AXXIS Titanium boasts improved safety levels, stating that its performance is raised through the increased blast duration per detonator, more units per blasting box and precise firing accuracy.
Safety remains BME’s priority, with the incorporation of a Swiss-designed application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip in BME detonators, delivering several added benefits. The ASIC gives the system more internal safety gates against stray current and lightning, enhancing safety levels and allowing for inherently safe logging and testing.
“With our sustainability-aligned offerings, we are feeling very enthusiastic about the mining industry and its prospects – especially as it forges the commodity path to a lower-carbon future,” she concluded.