Epiroc launches SmartROC T25 R remote drill rig

Epiroc is launching a new surface flagship radio remote drill rig for quarrying and construction, the SmartROC T25 R. 
Breaking, Drilling & Blasting / May 25, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
The SmartROC T25 R drill rig features a smart RCS control system
The SmartROC T25 R drill rig features a smart RCS control system

The Swedish company says the construction rig offers a number of valuable features such as an exceptional coverage area, excellent terrainability, application versatility and a smart Rig Control System (RCS) – which future-proofs digital functions and helps to reduce the rig's climate impact through fuel savings. 

The Smart technology includes a smart RCS control system, which Epriroc says provides the rig with the highest technology and automation level within its segment.

“We are really excited to present this construction drill rig to the market, a rig that´s built on a completely new platform," says Marcus Leü, global product manager at Epiroc. "SmartROC T25 R has the possibility to lead the way within its segment, with its optimised coverage area, excellent terrainability, application versatility and the smart RCS control system. This rig can make a real difference for our customers’ productivity."

The available boom options include a turning radius of either 45/45 or 90/90. This can be combined with a 5.5- or a 6.1-meter boom system, giving the new SmartROC T25 R coverage areas of 28m² (45/45) and 45m² (90/90) respectively. These features are matched with a rotation unit which provides 360° feed swing and a boom geometry that enables it to drill right next to the machine. This gives the SmartROC T25 R an excellent coverage area. The rig will have the highest efficiency in the segment thanks to its coverage area and stability.

A low centre of gravity, wide crawler spacing and a boom system with good maneuverability means the new SmartROC T25 has excellent terrainability. Epiroc adds that the well-balanced rig with enhanced stability delivers a safe work environment and improved productivity when the rig can tram more efficiently and therefore enable more drilling time.

In order to ensure that environmental impact is as low as possible, the rig utilises a much reduced amount of hydraulic oil. Furthermore, fuel consumption is optimised thanks to the smart RCS control system. This not only helps to reduce the environmental footprint, but also contributes to a better work environment for the operator. 

The SmartROC T25 R is designed to offer valuable application versatility. The new 180° boom swing angle, which can be combined with a 360° feed swing angle device (hydraulic rollover), together with three different feed lengths, steel or rubber tracks and compact transport dimensions create possibilities for new drilling applications and new markets for the user.

“We have listened to our customers and developed a rig that will provide the operator with a wide range of valuable features," says Leu. "The SmartROC T25 R offers a service friendly design with easy access to important components. Fuel consumption has been optimised, and the rig is extremely powerful in relation to size, which allows for use in demanding applications in confined spaces."

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