Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced the Sandvik DR413i, the fourth drill rig in its intelligent rotary blasthole range, purpose-built for high-altitude hard rock mines.
The Sandvik DR413i represents the natural evolution of Sandvik D90, known across the globe for its consistency and durability.
Ideal for iron ore and copper applications at altitudes up to approximately 15,000 feet (4,500 meters), Sandvik DR413i can drill a hole diameter range of 9 7/8 to 13 3/4 inches (250 to 349 millimeters). Its power pack is designed specifically to support high-altitude drilling, enabling impressive performance without an oversized rig.
Sandvik DR413i bridges a gap between Sandvik DR412i (8 to 12 1/4 in. / 203 to 311 mm) and Sandvik DR416i (10 5/8 to 16 in. / 270 to 406 mm). Customer feedback from those two models played a crucial role in development of Sandvik DR413i, the first unit of which has already been sold to a U.S. iron ore mine.
“Sandvik DR413i is powerful, productive and precise, and continues our long tradition of developing innovative technology to help drill-and-blast customers improve productivity and reduce cost,” said Dave Shellhammer, president of the Rotary Drilling Division at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “As demand for our intelligent rotary blasthole drills grows, this expansion of our range underpins our customer-centric approach.”
Sandvik DR413i delivers a single-pass capacity of 55.7 ft. (17 m) and 115,000-pound (52,160-kilogram) weight on bit. A traveling centralizer reduces pipe flex, producing cleaner, straighter holes. The rig is equipped with Performance iDrill and Navigation iDrill onboard automation solutions to increase accuracy and productivity. Sandvik DR413i is the company’s latest scalable automation solution: AutoMine can extend onboard features to enable line-of-sight, control room or fully autonomous operation.
Key Sandvik DR413i features work collectively to increase productivity. The Sandvik Intelligent Control System Architecture (SICA) provides the operator with real-time feedback regarding the machine’s performance and health, eliminating guesswork. SICA and onboard automated features such as Auto Drill and Auto Cycle ensure hole-to-hole quality and consistency.
Sandvik DR413i reduces personnel-to-machine contact while maximizing component life. Its maintenance-friendly design reduces the time needed for scheduled and unscheduled tasks, improving safety and ROI.
The new rig also supports customers’ sustainability needs. Intelligent system load management helps reduce carbon emissions and extend component life, improving operating costs. The compressor control system matches compressor volume to application, reducing fuel burn and resulting environmental impact while improving hole quality.