Development of High Speed Equipment for Sealing Non-Electric Detonators
MRC CORP HUNT VALLEY MD
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A program was conducted to develop high speed equipment for sealing non-electric detonators at the rate of 1200 per minute. An engineering study was conducted of the appropriate manufacturing operation including presently employed techniques. A bench model was fabricated and inert tests were performed to evaluate the feasibility of MRCs concepts. The ability to produce a uniform product in accordance with the M55 detonator drawing requirements at the desired production rate was demonstrated. It has been concluded that it is feasible to insert closure discs and crimp and seal 1200 M55 detonators per minute using MRCs concepts.
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