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AUTOSTEM CARTRIDGE RANGE

GENERATION III

Mining | Quarries | Civil

AutoStem Rock Breaking Cartridges

We are the global leaders in the research, development and commercialization of alternative explosive technology offering a safer, environmentally friendly and more cost-effective replacement for explosives. Our research and development team remains unmatched, having developed the world-patented, novel selfstemming technology and the safety switch in Autostem Generation III.

 

AutoStem range products offer numerous advantages over other blasting methods in sensitive locations and for specific or selective blasting needs. The AutoStem range of cartridges are available in sizes between 9mm - 87mm and power charges from 3 to 1700 gram, making AutoStem cartridges the largest range of 1.4s blasting cartridges available world-over.

Primary and Secondary Blasting System | Integrates any Centralized Blasting System | Sequential Ignition | Continuous Blasting Cycle | Self-Stemming | Non-Detonating | No Airblast | Low Vibration | No Overbreak  | Controlled Fly Rock | Decreased Danger Area | No Noxious Emissions | No Evacuation Of Personal and Equipment Necessary | No Explosive Registered Delivery Vehicle Required

CARTRIDGE RANGE

CONTROL YOUR BLASTING WITH SPECIFIC POWER CHARGES

We identified a need for a smaller cartridge that could be used without compressors, rock drills, diesel and air hoses.

The Autostem Micro and Mini range was thus designed for applications where our customers prefer to use hand-held electric drills, rather than incurring the cost and labour in using compressors and rock drills. The cost of rock/concrete breaking using the Autostem Micro and Mini range are in some cases more than 90% cheaper per cubic meter than conventional breaker equipment.

 

The Autostem Mini range is perfect for sensitive blasting without sacrificing power. Autostem Micro and Mini blasting cartridges are available in 17mm diameter Fragmentor, suitable for a 20mm borehole and in a 9mm Splitter, suitable for a 10mm borehole. Power charges range from 3g – 40g making for the widest range of blasting products in it's category.

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The 9mm range of AutoStem Micro
  • Available in 3g, 6g and 9g charges

  • Self-stemming

  • Electric initiation

  • Highly delicate blasting work

  • Max borehole size: 12mm

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Product code: 9mm x 3g

Performance: 0.3 cubes / cartridge

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Product code: 9mm x 6g

Performance: 0.5 cubes / cartridge

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Product code: 9mm x 9g

Performance: 1 cube / cartridge

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The 17mm range of AutoStem Mini
  • Available in 20g, 30g and 40g charges

  • Self-stemming

  • Electric initiation

  • More significant blasting work

  • Max borehole size: 20mm

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Product code: 17mm x 20g

Performance: 1 cubes / cartridge

Product code: 17mm x 30g

Performance: 2 cubes / cartridge

Product code: 17mm x 40g

Performance: 2.5 cube / cartridge

GENERATION 3
The 35mm (1.38 inch) cartridge

  • Suitable for borehole sizes up to 40mm (1.65 inch)

  • Available in 100g, 180g and 300g charges

  • Available with electric initiation and detonator capable initiation

  • Suitable for deep level mining, trenching, civil blasting

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GENERATION 3
The 43mm (1.69 inch) cartridge

  • Suitable for borehole sizes up to 50mm (1.96 inch)

  • Available in 350g and 550g charges

  • Available with electric initiation and detonator capable initiation

  • Suitable for deep level mining, tunneling, embedded rock, hard blast environments

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GENERATION 3
The 87mm (3.42 inch) cartridge

  • Suitable for borehole sizes up to 94mm (3.70 inch)

  • Available in 1700g charges

  • Available with electric initiation and detonator capable initiation

  • Suitable for large borehole blasting and benching

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Electric and detonator-shocktube product options available

All Gen III products can be integrated with centralized blasting systems

Sequential firing capability utilizing standard explosive accessories

AutoStem Gen III seamlessly integrates into any blasting system, from any supplier, anywhere in the world

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Shocktube 35mm

35mm product range with detonator/shocktube integrated

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Shocktube 43mm

43mm product range with detonator/shocktube integrated

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Shocktube 87mm

87mm product range with detonator/shocktube integrated

AUTOSTEM ACCESSORIES

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ELECTRIC IGNITOR (FUSE HEAD) AND INITIATORS

  • Highest quality fuse head for reliable ignition

  • Multiple wire lengths available (1.5m, 3.0m and 5.0m)

  • Electrical resistance: 0.5 ohm

  • Safety impulse: 8 mj per ohm

  • Initiation impulse: 16 mj per ohm

  • Safe electrical current: 0.45 A

  • Activating electrical current: 2.12A

SHOT EXPLODERS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES

741 model shot exploder

  • 650V Nominal Firing Voltage

  • 8.0J Nominal Output Energy

  • Firing mechanism: Spring return key switch

  • Up to 50 Cartridges in Series

  • Battery Type: Rechargeable

  • Capacity: Typically 1,000 firings

  • Charging: Charged from mains power (100-250 V, 47-65 Hz)

  • Charging time: 6 hours to full charge

  • Unit dimensions: 120mm x 82mm x 40mm

  • Unit mass: 0.55kg

SHOT EXPLODERS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES

1351 model shot exploder

  • 1350V Nominal Firing Voltage

  • 40.0J Nominal Output Energy

  • Firing mechanism: Spring return key switch

  • Up to 250 Cartridges in Series

  • Battery Type: Rechargeable NiCd

  • Capacity: Typically 500 firings

  • Charging: Charged from mains power (220V)

  • Charging time: 14 hours to full charge

  • Unit dimensions: 163mm x 125mm x 66mm

  • Unit mass: 1.9kg

CONTINUITY TESTER

  • SABS approved and intrinsically safe

  • Light emitting diode to confirm continuity

  • Continuity indicated for up to 1,000 ohms

  • Battery life: 1 million testing's

  • Unit dimensions: 72mm x 50mm x 23mm

  • Unit mass: 150g

OHM METER

  • SABS approved for use in fiery mines

  • Liquid crystal display

  • Range of up to 2,000 ohms

  • Battery life: 200 hours of continuous testing

  • Unit dimensions: 102mm x 72mm x 32mm

  • Unit mass: 240g

SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATES WITH ANY BLASTING SYSTEM

AUTOSTEM MEETS INTERNATIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

ALL AUTOSTEM PRODUCTS ARE ACCREDITED AND ENDORSED FOR USE BY ALL MAJOR EXPLOSIVE REGULATORY BODIES GLOBALLY.

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