Sandvik DR410i, newest member of the iSeries family of intelligent blasthole drills, on display at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021
Sandvik is showcasing some of its latest solutions at mining’s largest tradeshow, including the technologically advanced Sandvik DR410i blasthole drill, which takes the guesswork out of daily operation and delivers reliable, high-yielding production results.
Compact and powerful, Sandvik DR410i is designed to deliver unmatched productivity and return on investment for 6-97/8 inch (152-251 millimeter) rotary and DTH holes, with a standard mast offering a first pass capability of 33 feet (10 meters) and a maximum depth of 153 feet (46.6 meters). The extended mast option delivers a first pass option of 46 feet (14 meters) with a total depth capacity of 106 feet (32.3 meters) across all recommended pipe diameters.
Sandvik DR410i is automation-ready, with functionality for both on-board and off-board automated needs. This scalable solution — from on-board automation that increases drilling efficiency to the AutoMine® Surface Drilling solution that enables line-of-sight, control room or fully autonomous operation — is designed to meet customer needs, both now and in the future. All Sandvik rotary drills are designed to deliver superior productivity and value to meet individual customer requirements.
Productivity – Durability and innovation improve performance
Key features of Sandvik DR410i work collectively to increase productivity. The Sandvik Intelligent Control System Architecture (SICA) provides the operator with real-time feedback regarding the machine’s performance and health, ensuring quality and consistency from hole to hole. Some of the other key productivity-enhancing features include:
- Single-pass depth to 14 meters without the need to add pipe
- Rotary or DTH drilling options
- 58,000 lbf (258 kN) weight on bit
- Onboard automated features such as Auto Drill ensure hole-to-hole quality and consistency
- Auto Mast and Auto Level functions ensure consistent operations and reduce wear on structural weldments
- Breakout wrench speeds change from one pipe to another
Value – Reducing costs with improved efficiency
Sandvik DR410i is equipped with several features that improve the efficiency of customers’ operations while simultaneously cutting costs and improving TCO.
- Scalable solution, from on-board automation to full autonomous operation
- Live oil sampling station eliminates potential for system contamination
- Fast-fill fluid service center speeds fluid replenishment
“We continue to expand our iSeries family of rotary blasthole drills with Sandvik DR410i,” said Dave Shellhammer, President, Rotary Drilling Division, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “This automation-ready, mid-size drill provides mines in hard rock conditions with a powerful and productive option to drill the perfect hole more safely, 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.”
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 13, 2021
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 industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2020 the Group had approximately 37,000 employees and revenues of about 86 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2020, sales were approximately 33.6 billion SEK with about 12,500 employees within continuing operations.