PRODUCT OVERVIEW

NXCO CARTRIDGES

Nxco offers two categories of sensitive rock breaking cartridges: Stemmed & Self-Stemming

STEMMED CARTRIDGES

STEMMED CARTRIDGES

SELF-STEMMING CARTRIDGES

SAFETY AND EnVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Nxco’s cartridges break rock and concrete with low ground vibrations, controllable fly rock, reduced dust and noise and will only require localised clearance of equipment and personnel. The Nxco cartridge technology is based on a non-detonating chemical compound enclosed in a cartridge which reacts quickly when ignited to produce high volumes of gas that mainly consists of nitrogen, carbon dioxide and steam. The cartridge is confined in a drill hole by means of stemming and when ignited generates a large volume of gas. This gas enters into the micro fractures created by the percussion drilling process, natural faults and weaknesses of the rock, resulting in the rock splitting due to tensile stresses.

COMPARISON TO EXPLOSIVES

The most significant difference between Nxco RBC’s and explosives are the following:

Nxco cartridges deflagrate unlike conventional explosives that detonate.

Nxco cartridges break rock on tensile strength rather than compressive strength.

WHY NXCO CARTRIDGES ARE EASY TO USE

  • There are no expensive initiation systems;
  • No special tools required, just a fully charged shot-firer and a Nonex Blasters Certificate;
  • The methodology is quick and simple to apply; 
  • Nxco cartridges are available in 13mm, 28mm, 34mm, 42mm, 60mm and 90mm diameters;

There are five variations available:

• Standard-electric

• Non-Electric

• Universal non-electric and sequentially timed

• Water-resistant and waterproof on request

• Self-stemmed

THE PROCEDURE IS AS FoLLOWS:

Drill a Hole

Insert a Cartridge

Stem the hole with stone screening/aggregate 

Clear the local area 

Connect up and fire

Nxco's distribution network spans the globe. Since the formation of Nxco Mining Technologies (Pty) Ltd almost two decades ago, the company has developed into a leading manufacturer of innovative propellant based, sensitive rock and concrete breaking technologies. 

CONTACT US

Building P5200, NECSA Industrial Estate, Pelindaba, Broederstroom
info@nxco.co.za

Johan A Groenewald

Managing Director
+27 (0) 10-442-1773 
+27 (0) 79-496-9228
johan.g@nxco.co.za
Skype. johanadolfgroenewald

Gert Barnard

Operations and Training Director
+27 (0) 10-442-1774
+27 (0) 83-636-8373
gert@nxco.co.za
Skype. gertbarnard07

Nxco's distribution network spans the globe. Since the formation of Nxco Mining Technologies (Pty) Ltd almost two decades ago, the company has developed into a leading manufacturer of innovative propellant based, rock and concrete-breaking technologies. 

CONTACT US

Building P5200, NECSA Industrial Estate, Pelindaba, Broederstroom
info@nxco.co.za

Johan A Groenewald

Managing Director
+27 (0) 10-442-1773
+27 (0) 79-496-9228
johan.g@nxco.co.za
Skype. johanadolfgroenewald

Gert Barnard

Operations Director
+27 (0) 10-442-1774
+27 (0) 83-636-8373
gert@nxco.co.za
Skype. gertbarnard07