Epiroc to showcase surface drilling automation at CONEXPO 2020

Epiroc to showcase surface drilling automation at CONEXPO 2020

“Since our spin-off from Atlas Copco in 2018, we’ve viewed ourselves as a dynamic startup with nearly 150 years of heritage,” said Jon Torpy, GM and president for Epiroc USA LLC. “We head to our first CONEXPO-CON/AGG as an experienced company committed to driving the future of intelligent infrastructure development, quarrying and mining. We’ll present selected 6th Sense solutions ranging from connected equipment to different levels of automation to digital fleet management, all to support our customers’ digitalization journey. We’re excited to connect with current and future construction partners to discuss how our team can support them in a sustainable, efficient and safe way.”

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, will exhibit a variety of innovative and productive offerings for the first time in North America at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, March 10-14 in Las Vegas. In booth C20405, Epiroc will showcase new and updated products — including the automation-ready SmartROC D60 surface drill rig — to help customers increase productivity, safety, efficiency and sustainability.

Automation-ready SmartROC D60 surface drill rig
The new Epiroc SmartROC D60 down-the-hole (DTH) surface drill rig for quarrying, mining and construction has been updated with Epiroc’s innovative automation-ready platform. The robust and dependable SmartROC D60 offers the intelligence and power to consistently and efficiently drill high-quality blast holes with accuracy and precision. It is loaded with smart features such as automated drilling and rod handling that increase safety, efficiency and consistency for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

The automation-ready platform also includes the new Auto Feed Fold feature. With a single action, Auto Feed Fold enables the operator to fold the feed for tramming or position it for drilling. This also comes in handy when operating one or more drill rigs remotely with the BenchREMOTE option.

Available with a shorter boom specially designed for efficient and demanding quarry work, the D60 can drill holes of 4.6 to 7 inches in diameter and to a maximum depth of 182 feet. All these features and flexibility are packed in a rig that is economical to run due to the intelligent control of the compressor and engine rpm. The SmartROC D60 also uses 79 gallons less hydraulic oil than previous versions and features fewer hoses and pumps. This helps to further reduce costs and makes servicing easier, while increasing sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of the rig.

PowerROC D60 Tier 4 Final surface drill rig
The PowerROC D60 hydraulic down-the-hole (DTH) surface drill rig for mining and quarrying not only drills the largest holes in the PowerROC family, it is now equipped with an engine that meets Tier 4 Final emissions regulations to reduce its environmental footprint.

The straightforward, robust rig can drill large holes ranging from 4.31 to 7 inches. In addition, the 5+1 Rod Handling System makes it possible to drill holes down to a depth of 98.5 feet. Proven Epiroc technology also helps to ensure that holes are straight and high in quality.

The rig features a pilot hydraulic system and straightforward electronics which make the PowerROC D60 both easy to operate and simple to service. The powerful rotation unit ensures that the rig can operate reliably in all types of rock conditions. In addition, a highly effective dust collection system ensures that the work environment is kept clean and safe, which protects both machine and personnel.

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