Sandvik unveil new top hammer drill

Sandvik has developed a new rubber tyred compact hammer drill rig for surface operations.

The Commando DC130Ri drill rig comes with a number of upgraded features, with a modular design and practical layout of components, new efficient rock drill and a new intelligent control system with large on-board touch screen core features of the new machine.

The fully remote-controlled, hydraulic and self-propelled compact size drilling unit, with 4-wheel carrier, is designed for drilling 22-45 mm holes.

A new RD106 rock drill provides 5.5 kW output power, and a new intelligent drilling control system, form the basis for Commando DC130Ri’s high penetration rates.

Performance is enhanced with the machine’s large drilling coverage area, and a new forward pointing feed that allows it to drill closer to structures than before.

The machine also possesses the functionality to have roll-over for the feed, change drill steels on the rock drill, and to adjust the drill rig to challenging environmental conditions with additional appliances such as the fuel powered engine heater.

The 7″ on-board touch screen enables effective monitoring allowing changes to machine functions.

It provides different views for adjustment, aligning and drilling, as well as diagnostics for trouble shooting purposes.

The Commando DC130Ri may also be equipped with several optional control system features, such as the torque control and automatic feed-percussion-follow-up, which enables automatically adjusted drilling in varying conditions. Additionally, the new control system enables the use of the TIMi aligning and inclination system as well as the SanRemo remote monitoring service.

The Commando DC130Ri is equipped with four high-torque tramming motors and skid steering.

The machine is well balanced, with an optimised centre of gravity which means it is able to reach steep slopes without any problems.

In case of higher inclinations, a hydraulic winch with automatic rope tension control is available as an option. For added drilling stability, the Commando DC130Ri comes with extendable front ground legs as a standard.

Commando DC130Ri has a completely modular design and component layout that allows easy reach to all service points and components.

The whole carrier is divided into four main modules, which can be dismounted when making major overhauls.

Better collective placement of the hydraulics, and optimised location of the electrical cabinet, has allowed the hosing to be significantly reduced and the electrical wiring minimised.

A completely new cover system has two large side doors with gas springs, and a removable middle roof section that provide easy, and two-direction access, to all service points.

The Commando DC130Ri is equipped with fuel-efficient and low-emission CAT C2.2 Tier 3 engine.


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