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Efficiency improvements made to Epiroc’s PowerROC D45

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Global Mining Review,

A longer feed beam, ROPS and FOPS certified cabin, and a more efficient power pack are just three big improvements to the upgraded PowerROC D45 surface drill rig that Epiroc is about to launch.

“We have done several important updates, which will give our customers a more efficient – and also a more convenient – operation,” says Wei Wen Xu, Product Company Business Line Manager at Epiroc.

The updated PowerROC D45 comes with a new Cummins engine. The updated engine together with a more efficient hydraulic system, where the piston pumps ensure high efficiency, has a positive effect on fuel saving and will lower the total cost of ownership.

Another major benefit which will boost productivity is the longer feed beam.

“The longer feed beam is equipped with 4 m rods. This reduces time for coupling and uncoupling which provides high productivity in the daily operations,” says Xu.

The new version of PowerROC D45 also comes with several updates in the cabin. The rig is equipped with a FOPS and ROPS certificated cabin, including a safety switch under the seat. Ergonomic design within the cabin also gives the operator a good working space – and with joystick controls the PowerROC D45 delivers a comfortable all-round drilling operation.

“The PowerROC D45 drill rig is known for its easy operation. With the improvements, we have done within the cabin – the experience for the operator will be even better than before,” concludes Xu.

By using direct control, the PowerROC D45 is easily operated and maintained. Less components eases troubleshooting and improves reliability and service. The proven Epiroc technology, together with low initial investment, lead to a profitable drilling operation.

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