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(11)    Patent No :    AP 2506   
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2009/005017   
(22)    Filing Date :    13.05.2008   
(24)    Date of Grant &    12.11.2012   
(45)    Publication :

(30)  Priority Data       
(33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date
ZA    2007/03880    14.05.2007

(84)    Designated State

BW    GM  GH   KE   MW  TZ   UG   ZM  ZW

(73) Applicant(s)

AEL MINING SERVICES LIMITED, 1st Floor, AECI Place, 24 The Woodlands, Woodlands Drive, Woodmead, 2196, South Africa

(72) Inventors

VON LENGELING Horst Wolfgang Friedrich, South


SELLERS Ewan James, South Africa

KOTZE Mauritz, South Africa

et al

(74) Representative


(51)  International  Classification   F42D 1/10 (2006.01)    F42D 3/04 (2006.01)
(54)    Title

Loading of explosives

(57)    Abstract

A system (10) for loading a flowable explosive into blast holes includes a mobile explosives supply unit (12) having at least one explosives feed line for feeding a flowable explosive from the supply unit (12) into a blast hole, a global positioning system (GPS) unit (14) operable to determine the position of a blast hole, and a blast hole identification processor (16) in communication with the GPS unit (14) operable to receive from the GPS unit (14) a blast hole co-ordinate position. The processor (16) is configured or programmed uniquely to identify the blast hole based on the co-ordinate position of the blast hole

(56)    Documents Cited :    US-4526633 A    WO -2004090286 A


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