Normet said its new battery-electric Spraymec MF 050 VC SD has been specifically tailored for the needs of underground mining. The machine combines the Normet SmartDrive battery-electric architecture with state-of-the-art spraying technology. It offers unrivaled concrete spraying results, superior operator ergonomics and excellent serviceability – with zero local emissions, according to Normet.

The Spraymec MF 050 VC SD is purpose-built for small and medium-sized tunnels. It comes with a cutting-edge dosing system and a low-pulsation concrete spraying pump with a maximum theoretical concrete output capacity of 10.5 m3/h with battery-powered operation or, alternatively, 27 m3/h with electric operation.

Normet attributes the latest innovations and features the thousands of hours spent in the field listening to miners and gathering operator feedback and improvement proposals. Concrete can be sprayed from both inside the FOPS/ROPS certified cabin with significantly improved ergonomics and control features, and outside of it with a wireless remote. In addition, an advanced remote driving system enables safe and easy machine relocation.

The new cabin is fitted with features like ergonomically located spraying controls, like a water spray supply system to keep the windscreen clean during spraying and a NorSmart 3 dashboard with a touchscreen MID display.

The vehicle is equipped with a high-volume onboard compressor and the extremely durable and accurate SB 500 C spraying boom with strengthened steel structures, rebound protection and high maneuverability, allowing for smooth concrete spraying operations. Furthermore, the boom’s selectable vertical tracking and nozzle nutation functions ensure uniform spraying results.