Sandvik’s new Ranger DXi series helping improve the drilling process
Published by Harleigh Hobbs,
New Ranger DXi series pushes boundaries with several new high-performing features for improving the drilling process: 55 m2 drilling coverage equipped with new powerful rockdrill, Sandvik-style intelligence and high fuel efficiency make this drill rig the most powerful and efficient top hammer drill rig in its class. It represents a totally new generation of Ranger product family.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has worked with drilling solutions for more than 50 years. Ranger DX top hammer drill rigs, with their counterweight revolving superstructure and ultimate stability, enable excellent drilling coverage. These features make Sandvik a pioneer in getting the job done, even in the most challenging conditions, with lowest production costs.
All of the Ranger DXi-series top hammer surface drill rigs feature a revolving superstructure. The new Ranger DX900i with 290° reach, enabling drilling coverage of 55 m2, saves working time and minimises the need to reposition the rig. Despite the rig’s ability to rotate, its counterweight structure ensures stability by maintaining weight opposite the boom. Ranger DXi rigs are extremely mobile, thanks to a low center of gravity and high tramming power.
Higher productivity is guaranteed with new features such as:
- 290° revolving upper structure.
- New rockdrill family with 21 – 27 kW power.
- Sandvik GT 60 tools enable higher productivity with straighter 92 – 127 mm holes.
- Tackle difficult rock with well-known iTorque control system.
Operator ergonomics and low cabin noise have been focus areas in the development of this new iCab cabin. New user interface has been developed based on several customer trials. Positive feedback has been received on the good ergonomics, easy-to-use joysticks and control panels. The new cabin also features room for a trainer behind the operator seat. Thanks to a long and successful co-operation with VTT, Finnish Technical Research Center, Sandvik has been able to lower the noise emission to levels never before seen in this type of drill rig.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/product-news/20102017/sandviks-new-ranger-dxi-series-helping-improve-the-drilling-process/
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