Sandvik launches the DR416i Rotary Blasthole Drill

Continuing our long tradition of developing innovative technology to help our customers enhance safety, improve productivity and reduce cost, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology introduces the Sandvik DR416i rotary blasthole drill.


Bigger, smarter, stronger

Designed to improve efficiency and deliver dependable penetration in the world’s harshest mining conditions, the Sandvik DR416i delivers a single-pass capacity of 21m/69ft, the longest single-pass mast in its class. Constructed for large diameter (406 mm/16 in) rotary drilling, the Sandvik DR416i is automation-ready, scalable, and supplies the highest rotational torques and pulldown forces at the lowest possible operating cost. It’s also equipped with our patented Compressor Management System (CMS), designed to reduce fuel consumption and improve productivity.

The three key principles that led the innovative design efforts that brought the Sandvik DR416i to life are Safety, Productivity and Value.

Safety – Protection is a priority

The blueprint for the Sandvik DR416i is focused on space, accessibility, visibility and automation to ensure operator safety, including the following features:

  • Easy-access 360° walkways
  • Four egress points
  • Easy access to mast components
  • Non-rust fiberglass reinforced grating.

Productivity – Delivering performance with key features

Designed with a mix of durability and innovation, the Sandvik DR416i achieves optimal availability and productivity through features such as:

  • Dual feed speeds for greater drilling control and faster retract
  • Auto-setup, auto mast raise/lower, auto-levelling and auto-drill
  • “Live Tower” design, lower/raise mast with rotary head and pipe at top of mast
  • Traveling centralizer for straighter holes and reduced drill pipe wear.

Value – Reducing costs with increased efficiency

The Sandvik DR416i is equipped with several features that improve the efficiency of customers’ operations while also cutting costs:

  • Revolutionary Compressor Management System CMS) - saves up to 30% on fuel consumption
  • Independent cooling cores for quick replacement
  • Increased service intervals increase availability and reduces interaction
  • Advanced troubleshooting via the controls system helps to identify problems before picking up a wrench.

Dave Shellhammer, President, Rotary Drilling Division, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology comments “We continue to enhance our product offering to provide exceptional value to our customers. In developing the latest addition to our iSeries family, we looked at our customers’ greatest challenges in the large-diameter drill space and developed a cost-effective, highly-efficient solution to solve those challenges.”

Alachua, Florida, USA, June 4, 2019

For more information, contact:
Rob Ewanow
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
tel: +1 386-418-7728

Sandvik Group
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2018, the Group had approximately 42,000 employees and sales of 100 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2018, sales were approximately 43 billion SEK with about 15,000 employees in continuing operations.