Explotec is a leading supplier of explosives and mining tools throughout Central America. Headquartered in Costa Rica, the company has created a solid network distributing its products to Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and beyond. It also organizes training events.

A recent event took place in Costa Rica in November 2023. Focused on drill & blast, it drew 115 attendants from Central America to the Radisson San Jose hotel.

For expert insight, Explotec invited Robit’s Drillmaster Juan Padilla to showcase examples and discuss best practices in the choice of drilling steels and proper equipment commissioning. The event also hosted Emilio López-Jimeno, a renowned lecturer and blasting expert, who discussed the importance of choosing the right parameters for effective blasting.

“Robit’s role in these types of events is fundamental for developing our clients’ knowhow and thus their ability to gain more market share in drilling steels”, says Carlos Alarcón Álvarez, Technical Manager at Explotec.

Other speakers at the event included Luis Carlos, who spoke about blasting grid optimization, load factors, and improving fragmentation; Pedro Chaves discussed pre-cutting in blasting for mines and hydroelectric projects; Álvaro Rodríguez presented successful cases in blasting grid optimization and cost-cutting; and Carlos Alarcón examined the Royex rock breaking system as an alternative in fragmentation.

Picture from left: Luis Carlos, Carlos Alarcón and CEO Daniel Cruz (Explotec); Juan Padilla (Robit); Emilio López-Jimeno, Pedro Chaves and Álvaro Rodríguez (Explotec)