Epiroc to debut Boomer M20 and more at MINExpo

Epiroc has announced that it will be showcasing a variety of enhanced products at the upcoming MINExpo. Among these products will be the Pit Viper 291, SmartROC D65 XLF, SmartROC T45, Boomer M20, Boltec M10 and E10 Bolting Rigs and the COP 57P DTH Hammer.

In addition to their array of new equipment enhancements, Epiroc plans to showcase their Automation and Information Management solutions system, 6th Sense Solutions.

Pit Viper 291

This rig is designed to tackle larger diameter drilling in soft to medium ground conditions in both rotary and DTH drilling. It is capable of 6 3/4 inches to 12 1/4 inches (171 mm to 311 mm) diameter holes with a 55 foot (16.76 m) clean hole single pass with the drill bit above the table. It is also available with a 59-foot (18 m) option.

The Pit Viper 291 offers more than 100 different configuration options, so the operator can fashion the perfect setup for any given application. Scalable automation features allow for a more versatile range of applications, including autonomous drilling.

SmartROC D65 XLF

The new SmartROC D65 XLF boasts an array of smart features, such as automated drilling and rod handling and is equipped with an intelligent fuel-saving system that reduces fuel consumption by 20 percent compared to the FlexiROC D65 drill rig.

The SmartROC D65 XLF is available in three feed beam sizes to carry 5, 6 or 8-meter pipes, and has the capacity to drill down to a depth of 56 meters. When using 8-meter pipes, it is possible to drill 16-meter production holes with just one rod adding.

SmartROC T45

The SmartROC T45 is a tophammer surface drill rig for quarrying and construction that boosts productivity, reduces fuel costs and provides valuable data to help keep you on top of your business. The rig offers Smart options and features such as Hole Navigation System (HNS), AutoPos and ROC Manager.

Boomer M20

The world’s first face drill rig with internal hydraulics, the Boomer M20 is designed to minimize unplanned stoppages and maximize uptime and performance in the toughest conditions.

High precision and performance are ensured with on-board automation features, tele-remote capabilities and digital drill plans, which give higher reliability and quality of the full drill cycle. Through tele-remote capabilities, operators can drill from a safe distance.

The Boomer M20 comes with a battery-electric driveline option. With the on-board charger, charging automatically happens while connected to the grid for drilling.


Boltec M10 and E10 Bolting Rigs

Epiroc’s next generation rock reinforcement rig is available in two versions – Boltec M10 and E10. The Boltec E10 will be showcased at MINExpo 2021 for an up-close view. Designed for increased productivity and quality bolt installation, the rigs feature a new operator control panel, reduced noise levels, better visibility, and improved operator ergonomics.

COP 57P DTH Hammer

Epiroc will be exhibiting several products from its tool range, including the COP 57P, a versatile DTH hammer range. It is based on a modular design platform that is unique in today’s market. The customizable hammer is available in 19 variants specific to mining, quarrying, water well drilling and geotechnical drilling. The hammer can be used for different rock formations by optimizing for high or low impact energy as well as making sure the range is compatible with popular rigs and compressors.

6th Sense Solutions

During MINExpo 2021, Epiroc will showcase its Automation and Information Management solutions as part of the 6th Sense capabilities. 6th Sense is Epiroc’s answer to the mining and construction industries’ need for digitization as an enabler for the enhancement of safety and productivity.