Research Energy of Ohio Inc.

200 East Bluegrass Dr      Norwalk, Ohio 44857

Phone: 419-660-8832      Fax: 419-660-8833

E-Mail: sales@researchenergy.com   Web: www.researchenergy.com

SINGLE CIRCUIT BLASTING MACHINES

CD450A-22J, CD1000-9J and CD1500-10J Blasting Machine

GENERAL INFORMATION

The REO Single Circuit Blasting Machines are of solid-state capacitor discharge design. They offer a wide variety of energy and voltage choices in a series of compact, lightweight, portable, water and corrosion resistant enclosures, and are designed to provide extended service under a variety of operation conditions.

 

CD450B-50J Blasting Machine

CD600B-100J Blasting Machine

CD225-2J and CD450-4J Blasting Machine

CHARACTERISTICS

Model Volts Energy Capacity #1

Weight

[Shipping Weight]

Size

Power Source

(ALKALINE Batteries)

Single

Series#2

Parallel

Series#3

CD225-2J 225 2 Joules 35 Not recommended

0.8 lbs. (0.3 kg.)

[2 lbs. (1 kg.)]

4.1 x 2.2 x 3.6 in.

(10.5 x 5.6 x 9.0 cm.)

One 9 volt

Eveready 522

or equal

CD450-4J 450 4 joules 65

0.6 lbs. (0.3 kg.)

[2 lbs. (1 kg.)]

CD450A-22J   22 Joules 100 200#4

3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg.)

[5 lbs. (3 kg.)]

9.0 x 8.0 x 3.4 in.

(22.9 x 20.3 x 8.6 cm.)

Eight 1.5 volt "AA"

Cells Eveready

 E91 or equal

CD450B-50J   50 Joules 105 500#5

5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg.)

[7 lbs. (3 kg.)]

10.3 x 7.3 x 4.1 in.

(26.2 x 18.5 x 10.2 cm.)

Eight 1.5 volt "C"

Cells Eveready

E93 or equal

CD600B-100J 600 100 Joules 140 1000#6

10.6 lbs (4.8 kg.)

[14 lbs. (7 kg.)]

9.5 x 8.1 x 6.2 in.

(24.1 x 20.6 x 15.7 cm.)

Twelve 1.5 volt "D"

Cells Eveready

E95 or equal

CD1000-9J 1000 9 Joules 145

Not

recommended

3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg.)

[5 lbs. (3 kg.)]

9.0 x 8.0 x 3.4 in.

(22.9 x 20.3 x 8.6 cm.)

Eight 1.5 volt "AA"

Cells Eveready

E91 or equal

CD1500-10J 1500 10 Joules 185

Notes:

  1. 2 ohm EB detonators based on US standard detonator rating of 20 millijoules/ohm delivered in 5 milliseconds. Contact your powder company for recommendations. See SUITABILITY statement under OPERATION heading below.

  2. 12 ohm maximum lead line.
  3. 3 ohm maximum lead line.
  4. 4 series of 50  2 ohm EB detonators.
  5. 8 series of 63  2 ohm EB detonators.
  6. 11 series of 91  2 ohm EB detonators.

FEATURES

Solid-state circuitry assures excellent reliability and service life.

Reliable.

Safety Interlock.

Sturdy construction for extended service life.

Rugged water and

Environmentally sealed to operate in most weather.

Heavy-duty, long life, ALKALINE batteries provide efficient and dependable power.

Fast battery change using

Temperature compensated circuits facilitate cold weather operaton.

OPERATION

Use of this equipment requires training in blasting techniques. Contact your powder company representative for training information.

This equipment must be operated in accordance with US Federal health and safety standards, state laws, rules and other applicable statutory provisions.

SUITABILITY: Properly trained and skilled personnel must determine suitability and safety factors of each blast.

IMPORTANT: Devices such as the REO Blasting Machine Energy Testers must be used to determine the energy output of each circuit prior to each blast.

Lead lines shall not be connected to the blasting machine until the circuit wiring has been verified by approved testers, the blast is ready to be fired and area safety is assured.

After the lead lines have been connected to the blasting machine, depress the CHARGE switch and hold it down. When the READY TO FIRE indicator lights, depress the FIRE switch while continuing to depress the CHARGE switch. Unless the CHARGE and FIRE switches are operated together, the machine will not fire. 

CAUTION: WITH THIS MACHINE, AS WITH ALL BLASTING EQUIPMENT, STANDARD SAFETY RULES SHOULD BE FOLLOWED WHICH INCLUDE THESE: KEEP BLAST AREA CLEAR OF UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, KEEP BODY AND HANDS AWAY FROM CONDUCTORS AND USE ONLY APPROVED TEST EQUIPMENT.

BATTERY LIFE

A lighted READY TO FIRE indicator confirms that the battery power was sufficient to charge the capacitors to the design voltage and the safety circuit is released.

The amount of time it takes for the READY TO FIRE indicator light to illuminate reflects remaining battery life. After months of firing cycles, a longer charge time will be required. However, regardless of battery condition, the full design voltage is present and the unit's safety circuits are released if the READY TO FIRE indicator is illuminated.

CD225-2J Up to 450 charges
CD450-4J Up to 350 charges
CD450A-22J Up to 450 charges
CD450B-50J Up to 475 charges
CD600B-100J Up to 400 charges
CD1000-9J Up to 600 charges
CD1500-10J Up to 400 charges

SAFETY FEATURES

Blasting machine cannot be fired until the design voltage is verified and the safety circuit is released.

Case is sealed against moisture and dust, and is shock resistant.

Capacitors are shunted until the "Charge" switch is depressed.

The two terminals are shunted until the "Fire" switch is depressed.

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