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Epiroc releases updated SmartROC C50 drill rig

An upgraded rig control system means lower fuel use

Now long after it announced an order for mine haulers for a lithium mine in WA, Epiroc has now released a new generation of its SmartROC C50 drill rig for quarrying and mining.

“We have fine-tuned and improved an already existing top class surface drill rig,” Epiroc surface division global product manager Ulf Gyllander says.

“The new generation of the SmartROC C50 will be beneficial to mining and quarrying operations all around the globe.”

The new generation of SmartROC C50 is now fitted with an updated Rig Control System, which improves fuel efficiency by up to five per cent. The smart RCS system constantly monitors compressor load and keep tracks on of engine RPM to ensure no fuel is wasted and that environmental impact is kept to a minimum, Epiroc says.

The new generation of SmartROC C50 is also equipped with a new touchscreen that includes an updated graphical interface. The screen presents data such as Measure While Drilling to the operator.

The new display also assists with troubleshooting, by showing exactly where a problem is located so that downtime is kept to a minimum.

“The SmartROC C50 delivers improved blast-results,” Gyllander says.

“It will be beneficial throughout the operation – and the smart technology assists the operator every step of the way.”


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