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6 Dec 2018 , Press release

Sandvik is presenting the Speedy bit – the fastest drill bit in the industry. In addition to 10% higher drilling speed, the innovative Speedy bit also delivers great collaring accuracy and hole quality.

5 Dec 2018 , Press release

Sandvik is introducing the new drilling tool system Alpha 360 – an improved and amplified version that complements the company’s best-selling system Sandvik Alpha 330. With a reinforced design, Alpha 360 can last twice as long as a standard thread in the industry. Its hole accuracy also enables higher productivity in tunneling and mine development.

4 Dec 2018 , Press release

Continuing its focus on IoT solutions for the mining industry, Sandvik has signed an agreement with Nokia to further develop Sandvik solutions for private LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G technology. The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (NDAC) platform offers pervasive connectivity enabling advanced applications, and will initially be implemented and tested in the Sandvik test mine in Tampere, Finland.

4 Dec 2018 , Feature

Sandvik implements long-term wear parts model at AngloGold Ashanti

27 Nov 2018 , News

Sandvik is proud to announce it has partnered with Newtrax, the global leader in wireless IoT for the underground metal mining industry, to deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency, and productivity to underground metal mines through digitalization.

20 Nov 2018 , News

Sandvik will implement a major digital transformation at Hindustan Zinc’s Sindesar Khurd (SK) mine, ensuring all required infrastructure and platforms are established to achieve world-class mining safety, efficiency and productivity.

QE441 Free Flow scalping screen from Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens
27 Sep 2018 , Feature

Essex based G&B Finch has boosted its recycling of construction and demolition materials by employing a QE441 Free Flow scalping screen from Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens. The advanced screening deck on the machine has increased production by over 30%, and enabled the company to continue recycling throughout the winter.

Loader in Labyrinth
18 Sep 2018 , Press release

In recent years, self-driving vehicles have become a popular discussion topic. Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years — with zero accidents involving people. To prove its capabilities, Sandvik moved things above ground and put its latest generation of automation to the test.

14 Sep 2018 , News

Once again, Sandvik is selected as a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The top 10% most sustainable companies in each respective industry are included.

10 Sep 2018 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology expands its high-pressure DTH drill rig offering with a new model, Leopard™ DI650i, designed for larger hole sizes. Balancing proven engineering solutions and innovative new components, the new DTH rig offers excellent fuel efficiency, improved safety and higher productivity in challenging rock conditions.

News

27 Nov 2018 , News

Sandvik is proud to announce it has partnered with Newtrax, the global leader in wireless IoT for the underground metal mining industry, to deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency, and productivity to underground metal mines through digitalization.

20 Nov 2018 , News

Sandvik will implement a major digital transformation at Hindustan Zinc’s Sindesar Khurd (SK) mine, ensuring all required infrastructure and platforms are established to achieve world-class mining safety, efficiency and productivity.

14 Sep 2018 , News

Once again, Sandvik is selected as a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The top 10% most sustainable companies in each respective industry are included.

DO600 Onboard bolter
23 Aug 2018 , News

Roof support is one of the most important tasks in coal operations. Sandvik is therefore proud to launch the new Sandvik DO600 onboard solution, designed to meet the industry’s need for faster, safer bolting - the first step towards hands-free bolting.

13 Aug 2018 , News

Sandvik solution for optimizing truck loads, the Integrated Weighing System (IWS), supports productivity by offering accurate real-time payload data for load and haul equipment operators. Using the IWS ensures full utilization of the truck’s payload capacity, every cycle.

9 Jul 2018 , News

Introducing the new intelligent loader, Sandvik LH517i, Sandvik strengthens its fast-growing i-product range. The Sandvik LH517i is designed to meet customer expectations being safer, more reliable and efficient, supplemented with in-built intelligence enabling lower operating cost and improved connectivity. By continuously expanding its i-series, Sandvik is systematically building a safer, stronger and smarter underground loader and truck family.

Sandvik CH800i Cone crusher series
2 Jul 2018 , News

This new series of premium connected cone crushers includes a range of performance upgrades. Together with My Sandvik they bring digital transformation to mines and quarries.

Sandvik RH560 DTH hammer
12 Jun 2018 , News

Sandvik combines the best in DTH drilling, both in performance and price, with the launch of the new Sandvik RH560 DTH hammer.

Sandvik custom plant
28 May 2018 , News

The new Sandvik Plant Solutions’ offering now provides customers with the opportunity to acquire the plant that is exactly suited to their needs.

Sandvik Th545i
17 May 2018 , News

Sandvik is introducing a new intelligent underground mining truck, Sandvik TH545i, delivering benefits in customer safety, productivity and profitability. The new truck joins the existing i-series truck family of Sandvik TH551i and Sandvik TH663i, launched in July 2017.

Press releases

6 Dec 2018 , Press release

Sandvik is presenting the Speedy bit – the fastest drill bit in the industry. In addition to 10% higher drilling speed, the innovative Speedy bit also delivers great collaring accuracy and hole quality.

5 Dec 2018 , Press release

Sandvik is introducing the new drilling tool system Alpha 360 – an improved and amplified version that complements the company’s best-selling system Sandvik Alpha 330. With a reinforced design, Alpha 360 can last twice as long as a standard thread in the industry. Its hole accuracy also enables higher productivity in tunneling and mine development.

4 Dec 2018 , Press release

Continuing its focus on IoT solutions for the mining industry, Sandvik has signed an agreement with Nokia to further develop Sandvik solutions for private LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G technology. The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (NDAC) platform offers pervasive connectivity enabling advanced applications, and will initially be implemented and tested in the Sandvik test mine in Tampere, Finland.

Loader in Labyrinth
18 Sep 2018 , Press release

In recent years, self-driving vehicles have become a popular discussion topic. Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years — with zero accidents involving people. To prove its capabilities, Sandvik moved things above ground and put its latest generation of automation to the test.

10 Sep 2018 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology expands its high-pressure DTH drill rig offering with a new model, Leopard™ DI650i, designed for larger hole sizes. Balancing proven engineering solutions and innovative new components, the new DTH rig offers excellent fuel efficiency, improved safety and higher productivity in challenging rock conditions.

Sandvik announces new distributor in China
6 Sep 2018 , Press release

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is proud to announce that Pota Environment (Shanghai) Ltd. is to be its new distributor for Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens throughout mainland China. Pota will not only be supplying a comprehensive range of Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens but will also be providing full aftermarket care, spare parts and dedicated customer service.

Sandvik QH332 DDHS mobile cone crusher
16 Jul 2018 , Press release

Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens unveiled what it believes to be the ‘ultimate’ in tracked, mobile cone crushing technology at Hillhead 2018 – the QH332 DDHS.

2 Jul 2018 , Press release

Sandvik acquires privately-owned Inrock, a leading supplier of rock drilling tools and services for Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) in North America. Headquartered in Houston, USA, Inrock is a market leader in pilot hole bits, reamers, guidance systems, accessories and services for the premium maxi rig segment within HDD.

27 Jun 2018 , Press release

Sandvik introduces the new RR441 rotary bit with an advanced cutting structure design. The RR441 is an improved version of the RR440, designed to last up to 140 percent longer than comparable rotary bits*. With an extended bit life and fewer bit changes, the RR441 maximizes drilling uptime, providing a lower cost per meter and setting a new industry standard.

20 Jun 2018 , Press release

Agnico Eagle’s LaRonde mine is the first to utilize AutoMine® with LTE communication network underground on a production scale. This will not only increase productivity and improve safety but also mark a breakthrough in technology.

Features

4 Dec 2018 , Feature

Sandvik implements long-term wear parts model at AngloGold Ashanti

QE441 Free Flow scalping screen from Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens
27 Sep 2018 , Feature

Essex based G&B Finch has boosted its recycling of construction and demolition materials by employing a QE441 Free Flow scalping screen from Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens. The advanced screening deck on the machine has increased production by over 30%, and enabled the company to continue recycling throughout the winter.

21 Aug 2018 , Feature

Pembrokeshire based Mason Brothers Quarry Products has a longstanding relationship with Sandvik which goes back to the 1990s. The company now produces in excess of 100,000 tons of high quality aggregate from its Rhyndaston quarry near Haverfordwest, with a mobile crushing, screening and scalping train from Sandvik playing a key role in ensuring that Mason Brothers’ customers get the materials they need.

KB Contracting & Quarries New Zealand invest in Sandvik QH441 and QA451 Doublescreen
6 Feb 2018 , Feature

An increasing workload has seen KB Contracting & Quarries expand and upgrade the equipment in its operations, recently buying a new Sandvik crusher and screen, a Hyundai loader and a Bomag roller from Porters in Christchurch.

Sandvik QE341 working in a marble application
10 Jan 2018 , Feature

The quarries of Carrara marble spa in Vennai Guglielmo di Fantiscritti in the Italian Alps have long been the center of producing marble that formed some of the greatest works of art in history. Now increasing use of modern equipment has helped improve operational efficiency, with a new Sandvik QE341 scalper / screen being a highly prized addition to the production process.

Sandvik QJ341 working in Cumbria, UK
4 Aug 2017 , Feature

Cumbrian based Ashcroft Plant Cumbria Ltd purchased a Sandvik QJ341 jaw crusher and QE341 scalper to cater for their needs in their expanding recycling business.

30 May 2017 , Feature

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology will be taking the opportunity of this year's Demo Expo to showcase two of the smaller members of their mobile crushing and screening range, with the QJ241 jaw crusher and QE241 scalping screen on display. Demo Expo is a demolition show, organised in conjuction with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) and takes place from Thursday 22nd until Saturday 24th June at the Hertfordshire Showground.

22 May 2017 , Feature

The mobile Sandvik top hammer drill rig has carved out a career that its developers could scarcely have dreamt of. Since its launch last year, the new Commando DC130Ri model from Sandvik has demonstrated its impressive versatility in a wide range of demanding applications, both above and below ground.

14 May 2017 , Feature

Scottish company AB2000 Ltd visited Hillhead last year and were so impressed with the QJ341+ on display that they decided to purchase this latest addition to the Sandvik range of jaw crushers there and then. Since it was delivered they have seen a marked increase in production, almost doubling capacity over their previous model.

11 Jan 2017 , Feature

When it came to improving the screening efficiency of NCC Roads A/S - Nyrand Grusgrav operation in Svebölle, Denmark, the task proved easy thanks Sandvik Construction's WX7000 screening media. The anti-blinding polyurethane screening media has increased production capacity, with enhanced material separation, reduced final product fines by 100%, and improved operational lifetime proving to be a highly cost-effective investment.

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