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Kontinitro SA

Innovative Technologies since 1936

Company profile

Kontinitro SA is a limited company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Founded in 1936, our company quickly specialized in precision measuring instruments for the explosives industry. High performance chronographs have been developed to measure very short time intervals in order to determine propagation speeds of several tens of thousands of meters per second.
For the past several decades, we are proud to have loyal customers in over 60 countries. Our work of precision and the quality of our products is for our customers a guarantee of confidence.
The Speed Detonation, Velocity Of Detonation or (VOD) is one of the most important characteristics of explosives, fuels, propellants, detonating cords, detonators, pyrotechnics, etc. The VOD of an explosive should be measured at different stages; from its manufacture, to its final use. The VOD measurement allows a rigorous quality control of the explosive as well for the manufacturer and the customer.

We have been leaders in velocity of detonation (VOD) measuring instruments for more than 30 years.

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V.O.D for explosives and propellants

Our Explomet allow you to check the detonation and / or combustion speed of the products to match the expected standard.

Detonation speed greatly influences the results of rock fragmentation, propulsion speed, detonator delays …

Confirming the correct V.O.D saves a lot of resources and therefore money.

Delay control for detonators and ignitors

Our Detomet allows you to verify the accuracy of your detonator delays, the actual speed of your shock tubes, detonating cord and more.

The precision of the precisely measured delays avoids timing errors and guarantees perfect synchronization of your explosions.

The savings in resources and money thus achieved are invaluable. 

V.O.D in Mining & Quarries

Our measuring instruments and their accessories no longer have to prove their worth for large-scale V.O.D tests as well as V.O.D measurements on the field. For more than 30 years now, we have been working in close collaboration with various quarries in Europe in order to make the V.O.D measurements on the field as simple and as efficient as possible. More specifically to understand and know the behavior and characteristics of explosives in the blasthole.

Underground excavation & tunnels

We are currently working on two measurement instruments allowing the times of electronic detonators to be calculated in a simple, fast and efficient way, the Detomet 2.0 and the Detomet High Capacity. The timing accuracy of electronic detonators is a key factor for trouble-free blast control.

V.O.D measures applicable to almost all civilian explosives for a wide variety of industries

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+41 22 792 10 28

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Kontinitro SA
15A route de Loëx
1213 Onex
Geneva, Switzerland

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