PortaMetrics™

PortaMetrics™
Improve your blasting efficiency.

PortaMetrics™ provides handheld particle size analysis without scaling objects.

“I recommend PortaMetrics™ for companies that need a solution to assess fragmentation results from blasting. This is the easiest and safest way to measure particle size at the bench face – you only need to take photos from a safe distance and the device does the rest.”

Benjamin Ramos
Contract Technical Manager, Enaex
PortaMetrics user for over 5 years.

The Motion Metrics Service Desk is a customer support portal that provides customers with quick access to the latest product manuals, guides, videos, training, and webinars. Customers can also use the platform to submit product support requests to our dedicated support team.

We think particle size analysis should be easy.

PortaMetrics™ is a flexible, handheld solution.

Particle size is a critical metric in any mine-to-mill optimization initiative, and PortaMetrics™ uses artificial intelligence and stereo imaging to provide accurate data. PortaMetrics does not require calibration and can be used to verify blasting results or provide coverage where other particle size analysis systems are not installed.

Case Study

How PortaMetrics helped a Canadian gold and copper mine achieve a 350,000-kilogram reduction in explosives usage

A copper and gold mine in Western Canada used PortaMetrics to analyze and optimize blasting. Using particle size data collected with the device, the mine lowered its powder factor without negatively impacting fragmentation results. The mine increased its drilling capacity and drilled inventory while decreasing its drilled costs and explosives usage by using the lower powder factor.

Over the course of the study period, the total hypothetical explosives savings at the mine were an estimated 350,000 kilograms. The mine achieved a total drilling time saving of ~210 hours (18 shifts of drilling). About 350 fewer holes and 5700 fewer meters were drilled. The average blast volume per shift at a lower powder factor was 2.1 times more efficient.

MetricsManager™ Pro

Turn your data into decisions.

Like all Motion Metrics products, PortaMetrics interfaces with our centralized data analysis platform, MetricsManager Pro. Users with authorized credentials can access particle size data from anywhere to verify and improve the effectiveness of blasting parameters. Motion Metrics recognizes the importance of interoperability and will work with other vendors to ensure our solutions interface with your existing software.

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PortaMetrics Product Brochure

An overview of PortaMetrics™, an accurate and affordable handheld particle size analysis device.
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PortaMetrics Case Study

A collection of case studies showcasing the benefits customers have achieved with PortaMetrics™.
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Mine-to-Mill Optimization Article

An article that explains why ShovelMetrics™, PortaMetrics™, and BeltMetrics™ should be part of your mine-to-mill optimization strategy. Published in Mining Magazine in November 2018.
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New Dimensions Article

An article that explains how ShovelMetrics™ and PortaMetrics™ can help mines reduce their powder factor while maintaining loading and hauling rates. Published in World Coal in August 2015.
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Blast Away Your Energy Costs Article

An article that explains how PortaMetrics™ and ShovelMetrics™ can help mines keep the costs of comminution down.
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Fast Rock Segmentation Using Artificial Intelligence to Approach Human-level Accuracy Article

An article introducing PortaMetrics™ as a novel approach to rock segmentation using machine learning techniques. Published in ISEE Journal in July/August 2017.
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A Solution With Vision Article

An article that explains how Capstone Mining's Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona used PortaMetrics™ to improve its crusher throughput.
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Safety and Consistency of Results in Image-based Fragmentation Analysis

An article that compares PortaMetrics™ to traditional methods of particle size analysis and explains how PortaMetrics uses stereo imaging to eliminate the need to place scaling objects.
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