Shot exploders / initiation machines

Royex Initiation machine BART 1

Bart shot exploder

The BART 1 initiation machine is a high capacity hand cranked unit requiring no batteries. The cranking action generates the main firing current and also a small control current for line testing. A built in line tester checks the cable resistance to identify short circuits, breaks, or overloaded circuits before initiation. This technology virtually eliminates misfires caused by igniter wiring problems, one of the leading causes of initiation related injuries. The machine is also suitable for initiating standard detonators (class III and VA).

The BART 1 is a compact, lightweight unit in a solid aluminium case. The tightly sealed outer casing exceeds all NEMA standards and is rated at IP65 under the international standard IEC 65029. The initiation machine case is thus splash proof and dust proof and can be used safely even in the most challenging environments.

The BART 1 initiation machine has temperature compensating circuits to facilitate cold weather operation, and an added safety feature to automatically drain the blast capacitor when the Line-Test switch is turned on.

BART 1 specifications
Output voltage:
940 V
Cartridge capacity:
12 Royex cartridges
Energy:
9,3 J
Charging method:
Manual crank
Condenser capacity:
23 µF
Test circuit:
yes
Test current:
1 mA
Temperature limits:
-20° to +55° C
Safety class:
IP65
Weight:
1,3 Kg
Size:
200x143x55 mm
Certification:
CE

Royex Initiation machine BART 2

Bart 2 shot exploder

The BART 2 is high-energy initiation machine that packs more power than BART 1. Due to improved energy storage technology, BART 2 increased capacity allows for 20 Royex cartridges in series. It enables to blast most of insensitive electric detonators including class C4 high insensitive detonators. For this purpose, it is remarkably lightweight and compact device.

BART 2 has a hand generator for capacitor loading, therefore batteries are not needed. It is a rugged device intended to be used in hard conditions, as the electronic part and voltage generator are placed into a sealed hard aluminium case.

BART 2 specifications
Output voltage:
1250 V
Cartridge capacity:
20 Royex cartridges
Energy:
88 J
Charging method:
Manual crank
Condenser capacity:
110 µF
Test circuit:
No
Temperature limits:
-20° to +55° C
Safety class:
IP65
Weight:
1,4 Kg
Size:
200x143x55 mm
Certification:
CE

Royex Initiation machine MARS

Mars shot exploder

MARS is our compact, electronic capacitor blasting machine with build in ohm-meter. The machine is charged with aid of built in batteries and is operated by means of two spring loaded switches that short-circuit the capacitors in the rest position. The built in ohm-meter allows the operator to check for short-circuits and resistance. MARS uses a colour coded digital voltage meter to illustrate current battery levels and comes with a built in temperature compensation function. MARS is waterproof and very easy to use.

MARS specifications
Output voltage:
460 V
Cartridge capacity:
5 Royex cartridges
Energy:
7,2 J
Charging method:
2 x 9V batteries
Condenser capacity:
64 µF
Test circuit:
yes
Test current:
1 mA
Temperature limits:
-20° to +40° C
Safety class:
IP65
Weight:
0,36 Kg
Size:
200x100x50 mm
Certification:
CE