Epiroc releases upgrade for tophammer drill rigs

Epiroc has launched a new upgrade for its SmartROC T35 and T40 tophammer surface drill rigs.
Breaking, Drilling & Blasting / May 16, 2022
By Liam McLoughlin
Epiroc says the new features on the T35 and T40 (pictured) tophammers enable more uptime
Epiroc says the new features on the T35 and T40 (pictured) tophammers enable more uptime

The Swedish company says the upgrade strengthens its offering within quarrying and construction, and includes a number of new features and options.

It adds that, with smart technology and enhanced automation, the models deliver more sustainable and user-friendly solutions. The updated models are available to order for all markets from May 2022.

The new SmartROC T35 and T40 are equipped with an enhanced engine RPM control. Epiroc says the new level of intelligence makes the updated models even more fuel efficient — by up to 5%, which leads to lower costs and a reduced environmental impact.
“This product update will provide customers with many valuable features and options, enabling more uptime and therefore higher productivity. With the operator in focus, we have made sure that these models offer valuable new technology – that is easy to use,” says Ulf Gyllander, global product manager at Epiroc.

Both models feature self-diagnostic capabilities. This helps to track down issues quickly and effectively. As a result, Epiroc downtime is kept to a minimum. Another smart solution is the automated adding of rods when the rig drills down. Once the hole is complete, rods are extracted with significantly reduced input from the operator.
A new 15-inch touch screen with an intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI) is now fitted. This provides quick and easy adjustment of drilling parameters. Both cameras, rear and support leg, are now integrated into the display which removes the need for an additional screen.

While using SmartROC T35 and T40 the operator can get drilling logs live during drilling, when using the Measure While Drilling (MWD) option. The log file is exported to ROC Manager via Certiq, USB or Wi-Fi, creating a report that can be analysed before making blasting decisions. 

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