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Normet made history by using underground explosives charging on batteries

Battery-based charging makes the explosives charging process safer and more efficient, as there is no need to plug into the mine’s electric grid. Charmec MC 605 VE SD presents the new era of charging in underground mines. Image: Normet
Battery-based charging makes the explosives charging process safer and more efficient, as there is no need to plug into the mine’s electric grid. Charmec MC 605 VE SD presents the new era of charging in underground mines. Image: Normet
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Markku Björkman - 13 Jun 2019

The mining equipment company Normet made history by demonstrating battery electric emulsion charging in production environment underground on June 4th in Pyhäsalmi mine, Finland, with their Charmec MC 605 VE SD, for the first time in Europe.

- Normet SmartDrive (SD) battery electric vehicle technology integrated to the state-of-art emulsion charging technology offers the high value to the customer in terms of safety, health, ergonomics and productivity, with zero local emissions, says the company in the press release.

Charmec MC is globally well-known charger and its charging technology is proven in the hardest conditions. Charmec MC 605 VE SD has a full range of optional accessories to fulfil a variety of customer needs and to improve modern underground development and production charging operations while increasing customer value. Battery-based charging complements Normet’s market-leading underground charging offering.