Sandvik presents new rock drills at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is launching two new compact rock drills at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021 in Las Vegas, complementing its offering in rock bolting and drilling.

The new Sandvik RD315 rock drill is a compact and durable rock drill with longer piston and higher impact energy. The higher impact energy and lower frequency makes it an efficient rock drill ideally designed for rock bolting. It is completely interchangeable with Sandvik RD314 rock drills in all equipment.

Sandvik RD315 is launched together with a third-generation upgrade to the existing Sandvik RD314 rock drill. The two rock drills form an optimal pair for bolting drill rigs with drilling and bolting lines. Sandvik RD315, together with the third-generation Sandvik RD314 for drilling, has proven to significantly reduce bolting cycle time in field tests.

The third-generation Sandvik RD314 rock drill has an improved internal lubrication and efficiency. It reduces caviation and improves rock drill life. There are several modifications in the rock drill body, in the piston, as well as new and innovative material used in the seals and bearings, which play a part in improving rock drill life and reliability. Modifications have also been made for improved usability and serviceability.

Sandvik will also present the Sandvik RD212 rock drill at MINExpo. Scheduled for launch in early 2022, Sandvik RD212 is a replacement for Sandvik H200, utilizing the modern and tested Sandvik rock drilling technology. It is completely interchangeable with Sandvik H200 in all equipment. The new Sandvik RD212 offers reliability with 500-hour service intervals as well as more power, improving penetration rate and productivity.

Sandvik RD315 is now available as an option for new Sandvik equipment and as a retrofit to replace existing Sandvik RD314 rock drills. A limited pre-series of Sandvik RD212 is available now until the official product launch early next year.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 13, 2021 

For more information, please contact:
Jukka Siltanen
Product Line Manager, Business Unit Rock Drills
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
tel: +358406694442

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 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.