Jun 17, 2020

Sandvik launches new rotary blasthole drill

Sandvik launches new rotary blasthole drill The Sandvik DR410i is marketed as automation-ready.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched its new DR410i rotary blasthole drill.

The manufacturer describes Sandvik DR410i as automation-ready, saying it can be equipped with the AutoMine module to provide functionality for on-board and off-board automated needs.

It boasts ‘unmatched productivity and return on investment’ for 152-251mm rotary and DTH holes, with a standard mast offering a first pass capability of 10m and a max depth of 46.6m.

The extended mast option delivers a first pass option of 14m, with a total depth capacity of 32.3m across all recommended pipe diameters.

Rapid expansion of iSeries offerings

“We continue to expand our iSeries family of rotary blasthole drills with the introduction of Sandvik DR410i,” rotary drilling division president Dave Shellhammer said.

“This automation-ready, mid-size drill provides mines in hard rock conditions with a powerful and productive option to safely drill the perfect hole, providing exceptional value.

“The rapid expansion of our iSeries family reinforces our culture of fast-moving innovation and our never-ending focus on our customers, whose feedback we have used in the development of this new product.”

A number of features are available to protect operators and maintainance personnel while minimising risk in the dangerous environments where drilling is often conducted:

  • Ergonomic cab environment reduces operator fatigue
  • Patented deck wrench allows bit change in conjunction with optional remote-control crane eliminates manual bit handling, reducing injury potential.
  • Dedicated ladder provides easy access to mast components for inspection and maintenance. Safety is further enhanced with the addition of fiberglass reinforced plastic grating mast infill and certified tie-off points addressing working at heights concerns.
  • Non-rust fiberglass-reinforced grating used throughout for improved footing and rust resistance.

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