• AXXIS TITANIUM™ is a completely new detonator system based on the successful features of AXXIS GII™, such as dual capacitors, high-strength cable, remote blasting, and safety.

  • The system is designed for high safety and security levels, but remains easy to use.

  • It requires minimal menu run activity for setting up a blast, making it easier for blast crews to apply this system with the field processes.

  • The system utilises dual voltage with on-the-block logging and testing at a low, safe voltage.
  • Detonators are programmed and tested during logging by writing the desired firing times and log sequence number (position) into each detonator memory. Centralised programming using the flexibility of computer-based design is also an option.
  • Error testing is reported by exception, which considerably speeds up the centralised testing and blasting processes—with the resulting time required at the firing point being less than two minutes, regardless of the number of detonators being fired.
  • Each detonator can be programmed at 1 ms intervals to a maximum of 35 seconds at a very accurate standard deviation of ±0.0025 % at a 35 second delay.
  • Data transfer between boxes and loggers takes place wirelessly through Bluetooth, but with USB back-up.

Delay time range

  • AXXIS TITANIUM™ detonators are programmable in the range: 0 seconds to 35 seconds

Delay accuracy (COV)

  • + / – 0.0025 % at 35 000 ms from -20 °C to +80 °C (-4 °F to +176 °F)

Safety functions

  • Dual voltage and dual capacitors

Ease of use

  • All AXXIS™ EDDs are connected in parallel

Case of electronic detonator

  • Aluminium magnesium alloy / copper alloy
    Nominal outer diameter 7.5 mm (0.3 in)
    Nominal length 87 mm / 95 mm (3.4 in / 3.7 in)

Detonator size

  • Fits any standard booster

Cable type

  • HDPE outer insulation and PVC inner insulation over copper cladded steel or copper cores

Coiling description

  • Cable coiled in 150 mm (5.9 in) high shrink-wrapped coils with detonator feed from centre of spool for safety

Weight

  • Long duplex wires 10 m (33 ft): 0.116 kg (4 oz)

Standard lengths

  • 10 m, 15 m, 20 m, 25 m, 30 m, 35 m, 40 m, 45 m, 50 m  33 ft, 49 ft, 66 ft, 82 ft, 98 ft, 115 ft, 131 ft, 148 ft, 164 ft
  • Custom lengths on request

Firing time range

  • Programmable: 0 to 35 000 ms

Shelf life

  • At the recommended storage temperature: 48 months

Detonators pass tests specified in SANS 1717-1

  • SANS 1717-1: The South African National Standard for:
    The design and approval of EDD initiation system for use in mining and civil blasting applications.

Operating temperature range

  • -50 °C to +80 °C (-58 °F to +176 °F)

Storage temperature range

  • – 40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to +158 °F)

Resistance to water

  • IP 67

Resistance to hydrostatic pressure

  • 14 bar (203 psi) for 7 days at ambient temperature (electronic module/lead wires)

In-hole sleep time

  • Maximum of 45 days
    (Tested at 5 bar / 500 kPa / 73 psi)

Resistance to electrostatic discharge

  • No unintended detonation: > 1 Joule Energy @ 30 KV – pin to pin / pins to shell

Resistance to radio frequency radiation

  • No unintended detonation: 30 V/m in the range 80 MHz to 1 GHz

Sensitivity to impact

  • IK 10.2 kg (22.5 lb) from a height of 1.6 m (5.2 ft)

Drop test

  • Unpackaged: no detonation, free fall and guided drop test from a height of 5 m onto a solid concrete plate

Resistance to tensile strength

  • Lead-in wires: No breaks: 300 N (67 lbf) 120 s
    Connectors: 200 N (45 lbf)
    Detonator crimps: No pull-outs: 250 N (56 lbf) / 120 s

Resistance to abrasion of  lead-in wires

  • Satisfy test criteria

Resistance to cutting damage of lead-in wires

  • Lead-in wires: No breaks (continuity):
    300 N (67 lbf) 120 s

Dynamic shock resistance

  • 50 MPa (7 252 psi) Aluminum alloy or
  • >80 MPa (>11 600 psi) copper alloy

No fire current

  • 0.18 A DC for 300 seconds / 5 minutes

No fire impulse

  • 0.8 mJ / Ohm

Fire impulse

  • 3 mJ / Ohm

All fire impulse

  • 2 Amp

Initiating capability

Explosive charge

  • Base charge – PETN, primary charge – Lead azide/lead styphnate

Net explosives quantity

  • ± 1.00 gram/detonator

Detonator strength

  • #8 (South African strength definition)

UN shipping classification

  • UN Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods:
    17th Revised Edition RSA TEN-E Packaging Service Test Report: 18- 19009. 19010 
  • 1.1B manufactured in South Africa – UN 0030
  • 1.4B manufactured in South Africa – UN 0255
  • 1.4S manufactured in South Africa – UN 0456

Detonator configuration

  • Shrink-wrapped coil

Cable colour

  • Yellow

Connector

  • Yellow – yellow/white