Why Use AutoStem?
The World’s safest and most advanced high performance blasting technology.
Unable to be initiated outside of a borehole and fitted with the unique AutoStem Safety SwitchTM
Relative Strength to TNT of 1.5x, AutoStem is more powerful than a conventional explosive with a lower VOD
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
Usable in conventional explosive blast holes to varying depths
ZERO FLY ROCK
Particularly effective in environments where zero fly rock is permissible
Use of the AutoStem 87mm cartridge is the single most effective way to reduce PPV in bench blasting applications
Blasting with AutoStem 87mm cartridge permits one to remain along with equipment, on-the-bench, when blasting due to inherent safety
Safe civils blasting using AutoStem blasting cartridges
Inserting cartridge in columns
Vibration damage kept to a minimum
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
AutoStem 35mm range of cartridges has been utilised on numerous occasions in deep sea and harbour salvage
No explosive accessories were required on board, facilitating a security free and safe environment
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.
The World’s Safest and Most Advanced High Performance Blasting Technology
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.