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Sandvik electrifies its largest intelligent rotary blasthole drill

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing the electric Sandvik DR416iE, the next generation i-series rotary blasthole drill based upon the popular Sandvik DR416i. Sandvik DR416iE joins Sandvik DR410iE, Sandvik DR412iE and Sandvik DR413iE as the fourth and largest electrified rig in Sandvik’s intelligent rotary blasthole range.

The powerful electric drill is designed to deliver superior performance and sustainability in demanding mining conditions. Ideal for iron ore and copper applications, Sandvik DR416iE can drill a hole diameter range of 270 to 406 millimeters (10.6 to 16 inches).

Powered by a robust 1,044 kW (1,400 HP) electric power group to meet the demands of high-altitude applications, Sandvik DR416iE boasts a sophisticated electric system that incorporates a soft starter to help reduce impact on the mine's power grid, preventing disruptions to other equipment. The multi-voltage and multi-frequency electric motor offers outstanding flexibility, while the optional 420-meter (1,378-foot) cable reel ensures ample capacity for connecting to the mine substation.

"Sandvik DR416iE represents a significant leap forward in electric blasthole drill technology and delivers rotary customers the option of a seamless transition from diesel to electric," said Nellaiappan Subbiah, Product Manager, Rotary Drills at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.

Operators will appreciate the familiar and intuitive DRi control system. This common system, featured across all Sandvik i-series surface drills, provides a consistent operating experience and simplifies operator training.

For tackling hard rock formations, Sandvik DR416iE is equipped with a heavy-duty feed system. This hydraulic motor-driven chain feed system delivers superior pulldown force and increased weight on bit, resulting in significantly faster penetration rates.

“Sandvik DR416iE uses the same modular platform as our largest diesel-powered rotary rig but with the added environmental benefits of electrification,” Subbiah said. “We now offer customers the ability to convert a diesel-powered unit to a fully electrified version in the field. This innovative drill delivers unmatched performance, reliability, and sustainability, making it an ideal choice for forward-thinking mining operations.”

For further information, please contact:
Rob Ewanow
Marketing Manager, Rotary Drills
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Email: robert.ewanow@sandvik.com

Sandvik Group
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 2023 the Group had approximately 41​,000 employees and revenues of about 127 billion SEK in about 170 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 2023, sales were approximately 66 billion SEK with about 17,000 employees.

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