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Dwyka Mining Services announces first SA deal and GoGyro launch

Cape Town, South Africa, 05 May 2022: Dwyka Mining Services, an authorised reseller of Inertial Sensing’s range of borehole survey tools, today announced that they have secured their first client in the South African mining industry. The client is a listed diamond mine and will be using Inertial Sensing’s original BlastGyro package to improve drill and blast performance through cutting edge visualisation. 

“The BlastGyro concept was born in 2012 in the development of Swedish Iron Ore mines and since then has scaled to be a global leading solution, adopted by many African mines. The BlastGyro™ is a unique survey system designed for efficient surveying of production blast holes. At the heart of the system is the SlimGyro, the world’s slimmest integrated survey gyro. The length of the tool is 140 cm, with an outer diameter of only 25 mm and a weight of 3 kg”, says Swedish based Dag Billger Business Manager from Inertial Sensing One AB. 

“Our Dwyka DNA is focused on delivering end-to-end visualisation solutions. After a recent Webinar hosted by Trevali Mining Corporation sharing the benefits of blended visualisation techniques with the Emesent Hovermap and a positive proof of concept on SA soil, we are buoyed by the value we can unlock for our clients with Inertial Sensing. With the BlastGyro’s proven performance and unique design, the tool delivers robust data and doesn’t collapse and kink under gravity like competitive alternatives. This allows us to measure the full length of drilled boreholes in any direction, safely and efficiently for optimised drill and blast performance where the business case is delivering ROI globally,” says Jamie van Schoor CEO at Dwyka Mining Services.  

“Apart from standard blast holes, the BlastGyro is also ideal for use in injection holes, grout and jet grout holes, canopy tubes, pilot holes, pile holes and more. At this year’s Mining Indaba and Tech Showcase to follow in Johannesburg, we are excitingly launching the GoGyro. This tool is designed for simple and easy everyday use, no matter what the application and we are excited to offer the breadth of applications that this unit will solve for our clients,” says Duncan McCleod Technical Manager at Inertial Sensing One AB. 

Features and benefits of Inertial Sensing’s original BlastGyro package include: 

  • World’s slimmest survey gyro: the integrated SlimGyro 
  • Lightweight and compact system size with fixed fibre reel 
  • BlastGyro can survey at all angles including vertical holes 
  • Efficient surveying of production blast holes 
  • Dedicated “BlastGyro Mode” makes repetitive surveying of a blast ring or vertical section more efficient and error-free. 

For more information on the latest updates to Ventsim Control, contact Dwyka Mining Services.   

About Dwyka Mining Services 

Dwyka Mining Services is a pan-African mining technology platform that assists underground mining clients to adopt and adapt to evolving technologies with a focus on supporting efforts to improve safety, health and environmental conditions in the collaborative pursuit of the digital mine of the future. 

About Dwyka Mining Services Technology Co.<LAB> 

As the mining industry plans and begins executing on their digital adoption roadmaps, Dwyka Mining services will be showcasing leading global technologies at booth 908 as part of our Dwyka Technology Showcase Co.<LAB collaboration.  

Dwyka’s key partners will be joining the team on the stand to offer their view and standpoint, with tech on hand for visitors to appreciate how visualization in mining is driving digitalisation. 

About Inertial Sensing  

Inertial Sensing One AB was founded in 2010 by business partners Dag Billger and Duncan McLeod. Together, Billger and McLeod have more than 40 years of experience in developing commercial positioning and tracking systems. Inertial Sensing develops, manufactures and supplies gyroscopic and magnetic borehole surveying systems with outstanding quality and reliability. Utilizing rugged modular hardware and intuitive software, the systems give fast results with a high degree of accuracy. 

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