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Mantis

Mantis is a specifically designed device to which AEL detonators are clipped.
The device, with detonator, is inserted into the toe of the blast-hole, after which emulsion explosives or Anfex are pumped into the hole. The device centralises the detonator in the middle of the hole.

Technical Specifications

Appearance

Plastic device onto which an AEL detonator is clipped. Detonator can be electronic, electric or non-electric.


Benefits & Features

Benefits

  • Centralises a detonator in the blasthole
  • Ensures retention of the detonator at the back of the blasthole
  • Ensures retention of the detonator in steeply inclined blastholes

Features

  • Clip receptor for all types of AEL detonators
  • Resistant but flexible
  • Easy to insert in blasthole
  • Generally used in development but can be used in stoping
  • Designed to grip firmly onto blasthole sidewall


Recommendations for use

Ensure emulsion or Anfex covers the detonator


Mining Method

Underground

Narrow Reef; Massive

Application

Tunnelling; Stoping


Sprage and Expiry

Storage Conditions

Product is non-explosive and can be stored in any storage location

Product Shelf Life

Infinite


Packaging

Description

Case

Units per case

500 units per case

AEL Head Office

Head Office
Tel: +27 11 606 0000