Digging Condition Optimization

Precision Drilling & Blasting




Digging Condition Optimization Dashboard

Rock Hardness

Rock hardness is taken from earlier drilling operations, part of Measurement While Drilling (MWD), and is interpolated for target polygon.

Powder Factor

Drill and Blast Engineers have used the Rock Hardness, type of ore and other parameters to determine how much explosive is required in the blast holes.


As soon as shovel hits the ground, RIGID solution will output real-time Digging Condition Index for every bucket at exact bucket locations. The information is available as point cloud or heatmap to be analyzed.

Shovel Productivity

Shovel Productivity such as dig duration is also sent in real-time alongside Digging Condition Index. Together, this post-blast real-time feedback enables optimizing next blasts to avoid under/over blasting.


RIGIDprecision has become an indispensable part of our daily operations, consistently delivering valuable insights that enhances our productivity and efficiency.

Sr. Project Manager - Mining

Machine Support

Remotely managed with RIGIDportal™

Case Study: Optimization of Drill & Blast