Sandvik showcases electrification, launches broad range of new solutions at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing innovative new products and services and showcasing some of its latest technologies this week at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021, including battery-driven equipment to enable emission-free underground mining and help customers improve sustainability and profitability.
Sandvik is continuing to strengthen its electric equipment range at mining’s largest tradeshow. The company is unveiling Sandvik TH550B, its latest 50-ton battery-electric truck. The new truck features Sandvik’s patented self-swapping battery system, including the AutoSwap and AutoConnect functions, for improved availability and safety. Sandvik is also virtually introducing Toro™ LH514BE, an AutoMine® compatible cable-lectric loader, boosted with cutting-edge battery technology. The company is also showcasing Sandvik LH518B — the industry’s largest battery-electric loader — and launching Sandvik DS412iE, its first battery-powered rock bolter that rounds out the company’s first full zero-emissions offering for all underground drilling applications.
Sandvik is launching several new rock tools at MINExpo. Its new Tundo™ RH650 DTH hammer can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 percent while increasing penetration rates by up to 20 percent. Sandvik is also introducing its Heavy Duty top hammer drill bits, the new Autobit and its Charger™ RR450 rotary drill bit, which can achieve up to a 90 percent increase in bit life compared to other premium sealed bearing bits. Sandvik will also display the recently launched Sandvik LT90 top hammer tool — part of the Top Hammer XL system — and launch the new Sandvik RD212 and Sandvik RD315 rock drills at the show.
Sandvik is also introducing its Remote Monitoring Service at MINExpo, a robust solution that analyzes underground mining equipment data to identify abnormalities and develop predictive solutions to increase uptime and reduce operating costs.
On the surface drilling side, Sandvik is showcasing the Sandvik DR410i rotary blasthole drill rig, Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole drill rig and Pantera™ DP1600i top hammer drill rig, part of the Top Hammer XL system. Booth visitors will also learn more about AutoMine® Surface Drilling and the system’s new AutoCycle functionality that enables a fully autonomous drilling cycle.
Sandvik is enabling those who are not in Las Vegas to share the MINExpo experience. The company’s https://rocktechnology.sandvik/minexpo microsite includes an interactive virtual booth, where visitors can explore a 3D version of Sandvik’s 20,200-square-foot (1,876-square-meter) Las Vegas exhibit. The microsite also features live videos from the show floor and live chat functionality throughout the show, with local resources in several major mining markets on hand to answer questions. The microsite is available in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
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.