GyroScout™: Innovative blast hole quality control tool transforms mining operations
GyroScout provides accurate measurements in adverse conditions without being affected by magnetic interference.
More than 95% of customers report improvements in the efficiency and accuracy of their blasting operations.
Stockholm Precision Tools (SPT), a world leader in bore hole directional survey technology for the mining industry, is making a difference in innovation with GyroScout™,its advanced gyroscope for blast hole quality control.
The tool is designed to set new standards in accuracy and efficiency, even in adverse conditions, without being affected by magnetic interference, making it the preferred choice of mining companies.
GyroScout™ is exceptionally portable due to its compact size and light weight. With a diameter of only 32 mm and a length of 950 mm, it is remarkably easy to handle and transport.
In addition, its weight of only 2.4 kg allows it to be used in a variety of environments without causing operator fatigue, making it ideal for applications that require mobility and flexibility, such as quality control in surface blast shafts and overhead shafts such as subways.
This tool stands out for its ability to provide accurate centimeter-by-centimeter measurements, ensuring data accuracy every time it is used.
It has an impressive autonomy of 20 hours, which guarantees longer and more efficient work, avoiding unproductive downtime.
In addition, its tilt range from +90° to -90° gives it exceptional versatility, allowing it to measure hundreds of holes at any angle.
This makes it the ideal alternative for production operations such as Sublevel Caving, Block Caving, Sublevel Stoping, Room and Pillar, etc. that require portability, speed and measurement accuracy.
GyroScout™ seamlessly integrates with SPT’s SmartCloud™, the advanced cloud-based measurement data management platform.
This integration enables instant and secure synchronization of information, making it easy to configure and manage mining projects from anywhere.
The highlight of this native integration is the ability to import all planned blast holes directly into SmartCloud.
From there, each team can easily download the data to the GyroScout PDA, allowing them to quickly and efficiently perform measurements in each of the preset blast holes.
GyroScout™ greatly simplifies the process of measuring multiple blast holes. It eliminates the need to repeatedly enter data and azimuth for each measurement, which not only speeds up the process, but also ensures data integrity.
This feature is fundamental in the industry as it ensures that measurements are accurate and reliable, contributing to the efficiency and safety of mining projects.
Orlando René Ramírez, CEO of SPT, expressed his excitement about the positive impact: “We have achieved unprecedented optimization for processes that require blast shafts. GyroScout™ not only improves the efficiency of operations, but also greatly enhances mine safety”.
SPT`s unique Navibore™ technology, underpins the accuracy of GyroScout™ by incorporating a powerful drift self-compensating error model. Combined with rigorous internal quality assurance (QA/QC) processes, it reduces the risk of human error and ensures compliance with mining industry quality standards.
The implementation of GyroScout™ in mining operations has a significant and positive impact, not only in terms of operational efficiency, but also in terms of cost reduction and improved safety and environmental sustainability.
The use of GyroScout™ results in an average 20% reduction in downtime and a 15% reduction in operating costs. These efficiency improvements and cost reductions are critical, as more than 95% of customers who have used GyroScout™ report a noticeable increase in the efficiency of their operations.
Specific benefits of GyroScout™ in mining include a significant reduction in overbreak and the need for re-drilling.
This results in a reduction of excessive dilution, the avoidance of poor fragmentation and the prevention of material bridging, which is essential to maintaining quality and efficiency in mineral extraction.
These benefits not only translate into millions of dollars in operating cost savings, but also help control the environmental footprint of mining operations.
In addition, optimizing these processes significantly improves worker safety by minimizing the risks associated with inefficient operations and unsafe working conditions.
GyroScout™ is a must-have, essential tool for modern mining operations that require accurate data to drive not only efficiency and profitability, but also a commitment to safety and environmental responsability.
With nearly three decades of experience, SPT is a benchmark in downhole directional survey technology. GyroScout™ is much more than a tool; it is the confidence that every piece of data exported is as accurate and reliable as the tool that provides it.
With SPT, the future of mining is more accurate, efficient and reliable than ever before. Build a solid database with a secure chain of custody that allows you to optimize your processes using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies that will be consolidated in the mining industry in the coming years.
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