Sandvik's new surface drill technologies

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is growing its range of intelligent drills, as it continues to expand its i-Series line drills designed to offer users a broader range of hole diameters with single-pass, multi-pass, high and low-pressure options.
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Sandvik i-Series

Duncan Moore

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Duncan Moore

Constructed for rotary or down-the-hole drilling, the Sandvik DR412i blasthole drill is automation-ready and built to guarantee reliability while bringing a new level of safety and productivity to any operation. It is designed for rotary and down the hole drilling applications with a hole range of 216-311mm (8-½in'-12-1/4in). High and low-pressure versions are available with single-pass maximum hole depth of 31m (102ft) and multi-pass maximum hole depth of 75m (246ft).

Scheduled to be released in the first half of 2018, the DR416i rotary blasthole drill from Sandvik is the largest surface drill in the company's portfolio, capable of drilling up to 406mm (16in) holes while offering the highest rotational torques and pulldown forces at the lowest possible operating cost.

Scheduled to be released at Electra Mining Africa, September 10-14, the Leopard DI650i will be part of Sandvik's surface DTH drill offering for mining and construction markets. The DI650i will offer superior mobility, excellent operator comfort and serviceability and an intelligent DTH control system which can be scaled up in the future with more automated features.

The i-Series line of intelligent drill solutions from Sandvik will increase in 2019 with the release of the DR410i. It is designed for rotary drilling applications with a hole range of 200-225mm (7-7/8in-9in) and down the hole applications with a hole range of 152-225mm (6in-9in). High and low-pressure versions will be available with single-pass maximum hole depth of 14m (46ft) and multi-pass maximum hole depth of 56m (185ft).

Joanne Cooke president, Surface Drilling & Exploration, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology said of the expansion of the i-Series line of drills: "We continue to evolve our product offering to meet the ever-changing technology landscape but more importantly to make sure we are delivering exceptional value to our customers. The products we have released to the market along with the soon to be released products reinforce our culture of aggressive innovation and our never-ending focus on our customers whose feedback we have used in the development of these new products."

 
 

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