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 with features and capability unmatched in the industry. These include Wi-Fi connections to the mine office, displaying drill pattern maps to the operator, strata-logging, cameras, and logging hole position with LPGPS. The DEI-X platform can also be readily upgraded to a Drill Guidance system for those mines that may require a navigation system at some point in the future.

Features of the Operator Display
  • Sunlight readable, VGA, touch display
  • Enhanced graphical interface
  • Drilling parameters & times
  • Sensor & Health monitoring
  • Overdrilling & Pipe-in-the-Hole warnings
  • View single or multiple drill patterns
  • 2 Way text messaging
DEI + Nav - Overdrill Warning
On-Board System
  • Intel Atom with 1 GB Ram Processor & 16GB Compact Flash Memory
  • Water & dust proof (IP65/NEMA 4)
  • Upgradeable from older Thunderbird DEI Plus or Logger systems
  • Built-in shutdown circuitry to insure no data is lost
  • Outputs for audible or visual alarms
  • Optional upgrades include: Stratalogger, cameras, GPS receivers
  • Integration with Fleet Management Systems
  • Remote internet access for support & system upgrades
  • Available for all makes & models of rotary blasthole drills
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Data Logging
  • Operator & Sampler ID numbers
  • Depth drilled, hole numbers, pattern number
  • Report pre-shift inspections
  • Drilling, tramming, delay codes & downtime
  • Drill bits & drill stem components
  • Tracks over or under drilling
  • Operator comments on the holes
  • Optional sensor values & drilling index or specific energy of drilling using Stratalogger
  • Optional drill & hole locations using LPGPS
  • Down hole Stratalogger plots
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