New flagship Ranger DX910i rig at CONEXPO-CONAGG anchors DXi drill family
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is debuting its latest top hammer drilling innovation this week at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 in Las Vegas. RangerTM DX910i, the new flagship model of the updated RangerTM DXi rig family, delivers the largest coverage area, superior hole size range, advanced automation, a versatile range of rock drills and completely new, unique and efficient rock tools.
The RangerTM DXi family is known for its superior drilling coverage area of 55 square meters (592 square feet) and other benefits like excellent mobility, comfortable cabin with straightforward, simple controls, fuel economy and advanced automation options. Covering a broad range of applications from mining to quarrying and construction, these rigs excel in production drilling, pre-split drilling, bolting, pipeline drilling, road construction, as well as foundation drilling in the booming wind power sector.
The RangerTM DXi drill rigs and their RD900 rock drill family have enabled a next-generation optimized drilling system. An even more powerful range of rock drills and strong, innovative rock tools help realize the full development potential of the upgraded RangerTM DXi rigs.
New fully optimized drilling system
RD925 and RD927, the ideal rock drills for the most common hole sizes of 89 and 102 millimeters (3½ and 4 inches), deliver excellent productivity and drilling accuracy with the improved rock tools. The rock drill range is now completed with a new, larger RD930C model with a patented long piston structure. The long piston generates optimized, long shock waves and expands the hole size range to larger sizes that until now were only possible in soft rock – up to 140 millimeters (5½ inches) in much tougher and harder rock conditions.
Thanks to simultaneous optimization and trialing, the upgraded RangerTM DXi drill rigs are now best positioned to harness the full potential of their powerful rock drills. The newly launched rock tool families, CT55 and CT67, offer up to 20 percent higher penetration rates. Their unique curved thread system gives a robust coupling to match the higher drilling power and still maintains low stress levels in critical thread sections. The results of extensive field trials are evident: up to 15 percent higher productivity, 30 percent longer tool life and 15 percent lower fuel consumption.
Proven results supported by advanced digital solutions
The new RangerTM DXi family’s faster drilling means higher penetration rates and more drilled meters in each shift without increasing energy consumption. The innovative power pack and compressor pressure management system reduce average fuel consumption by 23 percent, translating into a significant reduction both in emissions and in the total cost of ownership.
RangerTM DXi family’s productivity is boosted by advanced connectivity features. RangerTM DXi is the first surface drill compatible with My Sandvik Productivity telematics solution, securing equipment efficiency with detailed health and utilization data. Fleet performance can be monitored through easy-to-use dashboards, or by integrating with external systems through an API. Wireless transfer of drilling plans and hole data are included for precision drilling with Sandvik TIM3D navigation system. In addition, a new Open Drill Interface will allow third party navigation or fleet management systems to work seamlessly with RangerTM DXi drills.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 14, 2023
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Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik is a global, high-tech engineering group providing solutions that enhance productivity, profitability and sustainability for the manufacturing, mining and infrastructure industries. We are at the forefront of digitalization and focus on optimizing our customers’ processes. Our world-leading offering includes equipment, tools, services and digital solutions for machining, mining, rock excavation and rock processing. In 2022 the Group had approximately 40,000 employees and revenues of about 112 billion SEK in about 150 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, 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 2022, sales were approximately 57 billion SEK with about 16,200 employees.