DBS' Speedloader Finalist at QLD Mining Awards

The Speedloader®, designed by Downer Blasting Services (DBS), has been selected as a Finalist in the 2018 Queensland Mining Awards.

The Speedloader®, designed by Downer Blasting Services (DBS), has been selected as a Finalist in the 2018 Queensland Mining Awards.

 

In a year with record entries and a rigorous industry judging process, DBS’ Speedloader® has been recognised as an innovative time-saving solution for mining operations.

 The DBS Engineering Department modified an idle Mobile Processing Unit (MPU) to create the Speedloader® - a “load and go” raw material transfer unit that provides significant time-saving benefits.

Typically, prime loading units are required to travel to and from the raw material storage facility which can be up to 20km away from the blast.

The Speedloader®, a purpose built high capacity truck, is configured to deliver raw materials directly to the blast bench and reduce haul road interactions and increase the utilisation of prime loading units by up to 23%.

 Congratulations to the team and good luck at the awards on 25 July!

  pdf  Speedloader® Brochure (1.42 MB)