Operating temperature range
Number of detonators per blaster
Maximum blasters per controller
Conforms to specification
Resistance to electrostatic discharge
Effective radiated power
AXXIS TITANIUM™ blast boxes are each enclosed in a yellow robust plastic case that is half the size of a GII™ blasting box.
Box control is simple, with double rotary switches for switching a box on, placing it in standby mode to open the communication channels, and firing the blast.
Wireless communications are achieved through two selectable open-band frequency channels (400 MHz and 900 MHz) that can be configured based on the site requirements.
All AXXIS TITANIUM™ blasting boxes are the same, but each one can be configured either as a blaster or as a controller, to accomplish its required function.
The blasters are placed at each blast site and connected to the surface wire harness. No power is supplied to the detonators until the controller arms the system at blasting time.
Up to 200 blasters can be controlled and fired from a single controller.
In large single blasts where more than one blaster is needed, AXXIS™ link sets can be used to hard-wire (link) the boxes.
Each blaster can fire up to 1 000 detonators.
The process for setting up and switching on each blaster is:
After testing the harness lines, connect the harness lines to the blaster.
Switch on, using the left rotary switch.
The box self-tests.
Switch to standby mode, to open the communications channels, using the right rotary switch.
The detonators are not powered up.
Leave the site and move to the firing point.
Final testing is done on the harness lines, using the AXXIS TITANIUM™ logger, before the harness line is connected to the blaster.