One of the more exciting pieces of equipment to come down the pipeline lately is certainly the Sandvik DD531 Three Boom Underground Drill Rig. Known in its last incarnation as the “Tamrock Axera 8,” this high-performance jumbo rig boasts some exciting features, including the following:
- Three-boom construction.
- Highly developed ergonomics and safety features.
- Superior drilling speed delivered by high frequency rock drills.
- 75 kW hydraulic power packs.
- Sophisticated and accurate electric drilling controls.
- Easy access to all service points.
Part of the “Mining Jumbo” family (one of the six product families at Sandvik), the DD531 works together with other products to ensure that “highly productive, extremely reliable, and economical” systems are available to meet the needs of mining operations across the country.
- Boom: SB60
- Feed: TF500, 10-16ft
- Rock Drill: RD525, 25kW
- Hole Diameter: 43-64mm
- Hole Length: Up to 4660mm
- Control System: TPC561
- Cornering: 4610mm
Capable of handling cross sections of 12-75 square meters, this 33,000 kg machine boasts a state-of-the-art cabin providing both noise and vibration insulation for any operator lucky enough to find himself at the helm.
According to information provided by Sandvik, “The advanced, electronic controlled drilling system with added automatic functions and different operational instrumentation levels enable productive and high quality tunneling” while the “built in diagnostics help to minimize maintenance time.” Although the DD531 is only one machine in the Sandvik family, its exciting design and capabilities make it worthy of our attention.
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