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The MAXAM X-COPTER Drone, “Best Idea for the Use of Drones in Civil Engineering” Award Winner
The MAXAM X-COPTER Drone, “Best Idea for the Use of Drones in Civil Engineering” Award Winner The MAXAM X-COPTER Drone, “Best Idea for the Use of Drones in Civil Engineering” Award Winner

2018.01.25


Press room - News - The MAXAM X-COPTER Drone, “Best Idea for the Use of Drones in Civil Engineering” Award Winner

At CivilDRON 2018, Conference organised by the Energy Agency of the Regional Government of Madrid

  • For 10 years, MAXAM has integrated the use of drones in solutions offered to its clients.
  • The X-COPTER drone is especially designed to increase safety, quality and efficiency in in open pit mining and quarrying.
  • The General Manager of EXPACE, a MAXAM Group systems company responsible for the design and manufacture of the drone, will receive the award from the Deputy Minister of Economy and Competitiveness of the Autonomous Region of Madrid.
MAXAM, a global technology company specialising in energetic materials, will receive an award today for the best idea for the use of drones in civil engineering. The winning idea is its X-COPTER: an aerial reconnaissance drone for use in open pit mines and quarries that provides an increase in the efficiency, quality and safety of operations. The award will be presented this afternoon by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Competitiveness of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, Javier Ruiz Santiago, as part of the CivilDRON ’18 Conference.

“The development of the X-COPTER is the result of synergistic gains between in-depth knowledge of mining activity and the application of the latest technological advancements in the field of robotics, aeronautics and electronics”, explains Diego Fernandez, General Manager of EXPACE, a MAXAM Group systems company that focuses its activity in the areas of electronics and ICTs, and collaborates with the group's different business units for the development of drones and innovative technologies applied to the defence, security, aerospace and industrial sectors.

In fact, the use of drones is part of the comprehensive solutions that MAXAM has been offering its clients since 2008.

X-COPTER, greater safety, quality and efficiency in mining operations
The X-COPTER is a helicopter-drone with four propellers (quadcopter) for the aerial reconnaissance of open pit mining and quarrying activity areas. Equipped with cameras and gas sensors, it provides the ability to check the safety of the land before and after blasting, as well as performing a structural analysis to measure aspects such as land fragmentation levels and volume of material generated.

To increase the efficiency, quality and safety of mining operations, the drone has a series of key functionalities such as: gas sensors (CO and NOx), real-time HD video and photography, greater flight autonomy and the ability to operate in wind and light rain conditions.


About MAXAM - www.maxam.net
MAXAM is a global technology company, specialising in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials. It structures its activity into four business units: blasting solutions for mining, quarries and public works; cartridges and gunpowder for sport shooting and hunting; products and systems for the defence and security sector; and production of key raw materials for nitro chemical activity.

Founded by Alfred Nobel in 1872, MAXAM currently has more than 6,500 employees, more than 50 subsidiaries, 80 production facilities and business operations in more than 100 countries. The company closed the 2017 fiscal year with a turnover of 1,087 million euros.

For more information:
Alba Rodríguez
MAXAM
External & Media Relations
Corporate Communications
667 19 04 27
arodriguezl@maxam.net



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