Special blasting machines
Pyrotechnical means (pyrotechnical blasting caps and Bickford cord) or electric means (electric blasting caps) can be used to initiate NONEL-type non-electric systems or similar systems.

Also, specially designed devices (blasting machines) can be used.

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NONELĀ® DS 2 blasting machine
The DS 2 blasting machine consists of a battery, a power amplifier assembly and a detachable chunk incorporating an electrode.

Both the electrode and the battery can be used for up to 1000 blasts, after which they must be changed.