"With Radio Remote Control System, the operator work safely whilst being able to view the rig from a distance. This is a popular feature available on other rigs, but due to popular demand from our customers, Epiroc has made it available on these machines too."
Due to a new advanced control system – with intelligent control of compressor load and engine rpm - the SmartROC D50 and D55 also cut fuel consumption. These drill rigs also benefit from a redesigned hydraulic system, which not only reduces fuel burn, but also uses hundreds of liters less hydraulic oil than previous versions of these machines. Additionally, this serves to increase sustainability
The automation-ready platform can also be fitted with the new option Auto Feed Fold. By just performing a single action, the Auto Feed Fold enables the operator to dump the feed for tramming or position it ready for drilling.
Inside the cabin, the operator will find an updated ergonomically-designed working environment. The rig offers multifunction joysticks and adjustable tramming speed to further improve operator comfort and make trailer loading safer and easier. The cabin also includes a brand new touch screen-based Rig Control System.
“This system is both intuitive and easy to learn – and presents live information to the operator. The new screen will give the operator total control of the rig”, Mattias Hjerpe points out.
Like all SmartROC rigs, as other new features and improvements are released, they can easily be installed via software upgrades to keep the machine up-to-date at all times. This makes the SmartROC D50 and D55 a safe bet for the future.
“Our customers will increase profit and achieve a great Total Cost of Ownership”, says Mattias Hjerpe.
The SmartROC D55 has a more powerful engine and higher working pressure available from the compressor than the SmartROC D50. Both machines are designed to a work just as well in a mine as in a quarry, and are the same size.
Epiroc’s Surface division develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of rock drilling equipment for use in surface mining, exploration, construction, quarries, as well as water well and oil and gas applications worldwide. The division has production in Sweden, the United States, China, India and Japan. Please see www.epiroc.com for product offerings.