Epiroc launches mobile underground core drilling rig

Swedish mining equipment maker Epiroc has launched an underground core drilling rig that is integrated with a mobile carrier.
Epiroc launches mobile underground core drilling rig

The deep hole version is rated for 1080 m hole depth

The new solution, called the Diamec Smart 6M, combines the firm’s Diamec Smart 6 rig with its Boomer S2 rig carrier.

The Diamec Smart 6M’s deep hole version is rated for 1080m hole depth. For drilling vertically up the number is 575m.

There are three different rotation unit options for the Diamec Smart 6M, with the strongest offering 2390 Nm of rotation torque.

“This gives our customers the ability to achieve their required depth even in difficult rock conditions,” said Ebrahim Nikafroozi, global product manager for underground core drilling rigs at Epiroc.

The new rig also features a Rod Handling System (RHS) for increased operator safety and productivity. It has the capacity to handle both drill rods and inner tubes.

The Rig Control Systemis compatible with the firm’s Exploration Manager for advanced data collection and analysis. “The boom and feed positioning is radio remote-controlled, allowing the operator to set up the rig from a safe distance with the best overview.” added Nikafroozi.

Optional equipment offered for the new Diamec Smart 6M includes Tier 3 and Tier 4 Final/Stage V engine, rear-view camera, LED spotlights, and a fire suppression system.