Thunderbird Mining Systems

Thunderbird has been supplying drilling instrumentation to the mining industry for over 25 years. These systems are being utilized on blasthole drills in all types of open pit mines across the world, including the harshest conditions of tundra & desert. Our products have proven to have high paybacks & provide critical information to the drill operator, the blasting crew & mine management.

BENEFITS OF THE THUNDERBIRD SYSTEMS INCLUDE:

  • More Accurate Hole Depths – eliminate over or under drilling
  • Accurate Hole Locations without Surveying – improve blasting & fragmentation lowering overall mining costs
  • Optimize ROP for the Drilling Conditions – increased footage or meters
  • Identify Coal Seams or Hard/Soft Strata Zones – more accurate blasting & reduced explosive costs
  • Track Delays – maximize drilling time
  • Automate the Collection of Production & Drill Stem Data – eliminate the hand-written reports & provide more accurate data
  • Training Tool – provide feedback to new operators
  • THE DEI PLUS

    Thunderbird’s DEI Plus uses display technology to provide an extremely rugged, sunlight-readable, crisp display. The design technology allows it to store data & conduct extensive on-board calculations.

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  • THE DEI+NAV

    The DEI+Nav has been designed from the ground up by a team that pioneered the development of the first drill monitoring and GPS navigation systems. Thunderbird’s DEI+NAV HPGPS Guidance...

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  • THE DEI-X

    The DEI-X is the latest addition to Thunderbird’s family of drill monitors for rotary blasthole drills that date back to the early 1980s. It is truly a revolutionary product...

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