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Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology revealed its future vision and concept for autonomous mining equipment at its Innovation in Mining Virtual Event on 29 September 2020.
Patrick Murphy, president product – rockdrills and technology at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology unpacks the truth behind automation.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology understands that productive and accurate underground drilling is a crucial component in achieving production targets.
In response to the growing reality that mines across the globe need to improve employee safety while simultaneously compensating for increasingly difficult-to-mine ore-bodies and lower grades, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is focusing intensively on its wide array of automation solutions.
Using diamond-impregnated bits and a standard rotary percussion rig, deep drilling company Torque Africa Exploration recently drilled their way into the record books with a hole drilled in the Springs area reaching 1 148...
The Sandvik Mining DR461i is a diesel powered, self-propelled, crawler-mounted blasthole drill that is automation-ready and features forward-thinking design and technology for bulk mining operations. It is designed to withstand the harshest conditions and equipped...