Why Use AutoStem?

The World’s safest and most advanced high performance blasting technology.

SAFETY

Unable to be initiated outside of a borehole and fitted with the unique AutoStem Safety SwitchTM

HIGH ENERGY

Relative Strength to TNT of 1.5x, AutoStem is more powerful than a conventional explosive with a lower VOD

LOWER COST

No explosive accessories are required in the use of AutoStem, eliminating the bulk of the blasting cost

NO FLYING DEBRIS OR SHOCKWAVE

Due to the low VOD, AutoStem does not produce PPV vibration and virtually eliminates flying debris.

Mining & Quarrying

The world’s first dual self-stemming, non-detonating benching cartridge

VARYING DEPTHS

Usable in conventional explosive blast holes to varying depths

ZERO FLY ROCK

Particularly effective in environments where zero fly rock is permissible

EFFECTIVE

Use of the AutoStem 87mm cartridge is the single most effective way to reduce PPV in bench blasting applications

INHERENT SAFETY

Blasting with AutoStem 87mm cartridge permits one to remain along with equipment, on-the-bench, when blasting due to inherent safety

AUTOSTEM CIVILS

Safe civils blasting using AutoStem blasting cartridges

APPLICATION

Inserting cartridge in columns

FOCUSED DEMOLITION

Vibration damage kept to a minimum

TUNNELING DEMOLITION

No shockwave, eliminating the potential for damage to surrounding structures

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

Inside of buildings, built-up areas and in residential and commercial environments

AutoStem Under Water

AutoStem blasting cartridges are waterproof to a depth of over 30 meters

VARYING DEPTHS

AutoStem 35mm range of cartridges has been utilised on numerous occasions in deep sea and harbour salvage

SECURITY FREE

No explosive accessories were required on board, facilitating a security free and safe environment

COSTA CONCORDIA

The highest profile under water project to which AutoStem has supplied cartridges has undoubtedly been the salvaging of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy.

MORE APPLICATIONS?

The World’s Safest and Most Advanced High Performance Blasting Technology

AUTOSTEM MICRO-CARTRIDGES

The cost of rock/concrete breaking using the AutoStem Micro range is in some cases more than 90% cheaper per cubic meter than conventional breaker equipment.
It has various other uses, including logging.

AutoStem Cartridges meet international safety requirements

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The World's safest and most advanced high performance blasting technology.

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