MI-6 Multishot

An industry favorite

Time and again, our customers tell us that the MI-6 Multishot is superior to any competing products in their industry.

After years of use, it remains their go-to device when they need data they can depend on.

When an MI-6 goes out the door, we know we have a happy customer for years to come.

Ten Years Proven

Reliable and accurate. The MI-6 borehole inclinometer uses data from a miniature triaxial magnetometer and a triaxial accelerometer to determine the instrument orientation in space.

Rugged and Reliable

Worried about delicate computers at your drill site? The MI-6 tool is operated using the supplied Palm® PDA (e.g., the Meazura™ Palm® which is waterproof to IP67 standards). Ruggedized laptops may also be used.

Simple to operate

MI-6 tools are very simple to operate. No special training is required and drill crews can operate the units.

Instant results

MI-6 tools are completely digital, meaning that survey results are available immediately upon recovery. Digital data also mean no more data entry errors. Menu-driven software provided with the MI-6 produces data files suitable for loading into spreadsheets and popular datavisualization software.

Any direction

MI-6 tools can operate in any orientation: pump them, run them on an overshot, add your own customized sub – it’s your choice.

No more chemicals – no more films!

MI-6 tools store your data in non-volatile memory. Even if the batteries run down or you put the unit away for the season, your data are safe.

An industry first: through-the-bit AQ surveys

With a diameter of only 25.4mm, the MI-6 is the first tool to offer omni-directional, digital through-the-bit borehole surveys in AQ® drill rod. The MI-6 can also be used in narrow blasting or geotech holes.

Magnetic diagnostics

Unlike photographic or mechanical instruments, MI-6 tools give you diagnostic information on the strength and direction of the local magnetic field. These parameters can be used to determine whether the azimuth is trust-worthy – with the old tools, all you could do was trust the number!

Single-shot, multishot, it’s your choice

Every MI-6 tool can operate in single-shot or multishot. In multishot mode, as many as 7200 data stations can be recorded without any electrical connection to the instrument (batteries are readily-available AA cells). In any mode, you can choose where and how often you want to stop and take readings.

MI-6 Multishot – Specs

Sensor type: Inclination

    • TYPE: Triaxial
    • RANGE: 360° (any orientation)
    • ACCURACY: ± 0.1°C
    • SHOCK: 6000G

Sensor type: Magnetometer

    • TYPE: Triaxial
    • RANGE: 100 000 nT
    • ACCURACY: ± 0.5°C
    • SHOCK: N/A

Sensor type: Temperature

    • RANGE: -30°C to +85°C
    • ACCURACY: ± 1°C
    • SHOCK: N/A

MI-6 Multishot – Dimensions

Bare Instrument

    • DIAMETER: 25.4mm (1.00”)
    • LENGTH: 1.16m (45.6”)
    • WEIGHT: 1.9kg (4.2 lbs)
    • PRESSURE RATING: 300m (H20)

In Pressure Barrel

    • DIAMETER: 33.4mm (1.315”)
    • LENGTH: 1.88m (73.8”)
    • WEIGHT: 8.6kg (19 lbs)
    • PRESSURE RATING: 3500m (H20)

Runtime: 7200 data points (memory limited)
                  or 16 hours at shortest sampling interval
Shot interval: 5 seconds minimum
Power: 6 x AA field-replaceable alkaline batteries
Upgrades: Firmware field-upgradeable;
                    no-charge software updates
Temp. range: -30˚C to +85˚C
Interface: Serial and/or IrDa®

Note: Specifications subject to change without prior notice / Spécifications sujettes à changements sans préavis.

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