Epiroc unveils long-feed version of the class-leading SmartROC C50

Epiroc's class-leading SmartROC C50 surface drill rig is now available in long-feed as well as traditional standard form. This rig combines high penetration rates with superior hole quality—even in the most challenging conditions.
Breaking, Drilling & Blasting / March 29, 2024
By Guy Woodford
Epiroc's class-leading SmartROC C50 surface drill rig is now available in long-feed and standard forms. Pic: Epiroc

The long-feed SmartROC C50 enables this COPROD rig to deliver even more meters per shift by increasing drilling time and reducing the time spent changing rods. Less rod changing reduces wear on consumables and helps lower fuel costs, making this machine even more cost-effective.

The SmartROC C50 is one of the fastest, safest, and most efficient drill rigs available on the market. The well-known surface drill rig is a favored choice for contractors and mining customers who require both raw power and precision. This is due to the COPROD technology, which offers a unique combination of precision and speed. Together with the new long feed, this rig will benefit mining and quarrying operations worldwide.

The SmartROC C50 with a long feed can carry a 7.3m starter rod and 6m rods in the carousel, which increases the maximum hole depth to 37m. There is also a significant increase in its single-pass capacity.

“We have taken this top-class surface drill rig and made it even more appealing with this new long feed option. With its smart Rig Control System (RCS) and easy-to-use touch screen, we are proud to call the SmartROC C50 a class-leading rig,” says Ulf Gyllander, Global Product Manager at Epiroc.

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