PortaMetrics™

PortaMetrics™ Gen 2

Improve the safety and accuracy of your blast assessment

PortaMetrics™ Gen 2 – AI-enabled particle size analysis at your fingertips.

Customer Testimonials

EuroChem Kovdorsky Zhelezny Mine

“The EuroChem Kovdorsky Zhelezny Mine has used PortaMetrics to analyze the particle size distribution of blasted material and improve blasting efficiency in difficult areas since 2016. The device enables our employees to analyze fragmentation at the bench face from a safe distance and facilitates the continuous calibration of the blast domains.”

Ms. I. Musatova

Engineering Office Specialist

COLAS Quarry CMSE

“The device provides easy insight into the power supply to the crushers and block size of the riprap, while enabling us to control the gravel size from 0/500 mm to 0/80mm and the small 40/250mm riprap. The GPS tagging features makes it possible to assess each extraction zone and transfer collected data to Google Earth so we can map easily exploitable areas. PortaMetrics is a robust and simple tool that saves time monitoring the regularity of production.”

Mathieu Calmels

Responsable laboratoire Carrières Languedoc-Roussillon

PortaMetrics™ Gen 2 has improved upon the accuracy of its predecessor and is equipped with enhanced capabilities such as expanded storage and longer battery life. Higher resistance to dusty conditions and a larger display makes PortaMetrics™ Gen 2 more robust and easier to use.

The Weir 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.

PortaMetrics™ Gen 2

A completely redesigned solution.

Unlocking the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence

PortaMetrics Gen 2 is equipped with higher resolution cameras and computing power than its predecessor, improving the accuracy and reliability of automated particle size analysis. Additional improvements include expanded storage and longer battery life.

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 Weir 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. Weir 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

How a Canadian copper and gold mine saved $740,000 in two months 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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