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ePlod®

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The world’s first & only fully integrated electronic progressive log of drilling system for the mining industry

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The ePlod is the start of a new generation of products for the mining exploration driller yielding unprecedented benefits to drilling contractors and their customers (mining companies). It promotes smarter drilling and improves the efficiencies of exploration programs.

The ePlod handheld is a tool that allows the drillers to accurately record the progressive log of drilling as it happens including consumables, chargeables, activities, tasks and comments on rod by rod basis. It performs all the necessary calculations with driller prompts to avoid entry of erroneous data and reminds the driller to enter certain data as events occur whilst keeping the driller informed of the hole status on run by run basis down to drilled, rods, depth & rod string. The ePlod retains the hole history for following shifts.

The ePlod is a process & menu driven and it learns and simplifies its own operation with use. A driller can be fully trained in 2 hours and can become competent operator within few shifts.

At the end of the shift the shift data is transferred into PC where ePlod Shift files are loaded into Plodware® (Includes Plodview™) which instantly generates the Plod reports & Run Sheet reports.

The supervisor can then edit the data to complete the Plod or fix any errors and then the Plod report can be printed or converted to a PDF file for emailing. The file can also be emailed as an ePlod file (editable version) to the Geo or Admin office where it can be further viewed/edited or processed using Plodview. Plodview generates the Plod report in the user's own format, layout & logo. It also can allocate user's codes to activities and consumables thus minimizing subjective interpretations.

Plodware® is a database and a wide array management & operational reports can be generated from data logged from all shifts and all rigs as per the user requirements. Standard reports include operators hours, bit & reamer reports, hole surveys, meters per rig, machine hours, consumables, driller performance, meters per hole size per depth, costs, budget monitoring, statistics and more.

The ePod shift data can also be produced in multiple formats to meet the driller & miner requirements and can be exported into the user's 3rd party accounting or database systems.

The ePlod handheld has many fail-proof features. It is robust and designed to be operated in the harsh drilling environment. Its shift files cannot be deleted unless they have been transferred to an external memory.

The ePlod brings an end to an era of ambiguity and manual triple and in some cases quadruple entry of data minimizing errors and increasing the efficiencies of management particularly in growing drilling operations whilst reporting to both the drilling companies and their clients in their own individual preferred formats from a single version of truth that was acquired checked & verified when events first occurred.

Benefits of ePLOD® to the Driller

  • Improved PLOD information collecting efficiency.
  • Reduced errors (for example, rod strings are calculated automatically by ePLOD®)
  • Multi-rig, multi-site management reports generated in seconds
  • Improved invoicing turnaround times means better cashflow.
  • Less time spent on disputes with clients

Benefits of ePLOD® to the Miner

  • Multi-contract drilling performance monitoring
  • Less time spent creating cost reports and estimations
  • Improved drilling efficiency

ePLOD® Handheld Features

  • Water Resistant Housing
  • Back Lit Display
  • Shock Resistant
  • Shortcuts to enter Task, Hole, Run Sheet and Comments
  • Help function
  • Predictive text with Mining Vocabulary
  • USB port to transfer data
  • Automatic calculation of meters drilled and rod string.
  • Hole history stored on the device for easy onsite recall

ePLOD® Software (Plodware® and Plodview®)

  • Generate PLOD and Run sheet tailored to your specifications
  • Users can modify and correct errors easily
  • All PLOD shift data stored on an electronic database
  • All shift data can be filtered and sorted
  • Export to Excel feature to allow accounts to generate invoices

Management and Operational reports:

  • Total Meters Drilled
  • Bit, Hammer and Reamer Condition
  • Driller Performance
  • Per Meter Per Hole Size (Per Depth) Cost Reports
  • Consumable, Operator, Materials Left In Hole costs
  • Task Breakdown Analysis
  • Maintenance Reports
  • Core Recovery reports
  • Costs Summary

Plodview® Plod Reports

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Printed PLOD sheet using Plodview®

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Printed Run sheet using Plodview®

Plodware® Reports

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Total Drilled

Driller Performance

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Per Meter Per Hole Size (Per Depth) Cost

Task Breakdown Analysis

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Core Recovery

Operator Report

 

 

The ePLOD evolution has begun:

Many leading Australian and global mining and drilling companies are already taking part in Globaltech's ePLOD programme;

The ePLOD will improve exploration programs efficiencies to the mutual benefit of all. 

Contact us to be part of it.