Sandvik DS412iESandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is unveiling three new underground drilling solutions at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2021 in Las Vegas, based around a common theme of electrification, sustainability and digitalization. The new products include a new battery-powered bolting rig, an accompanying portable training simulator, and a new mobile application for enhanced drilling.

The new Sandvik DS412iE is a highly automated, productive, battery-electric powered rock bolter for underground mining and tunneling applications. It is equipped with an electric driveline system and battery package with electric motor for zero emissions while tramming and drilling, thereby reducing thermal load and underground ventilation requirements.

Digital Driller training simulators provide a compact and flexible solution to safely train underground drill rig operators or maintenance teams. It has been specifically designed to support the new DS412iE battery-electric rig.

The new DrillConnect mobile app seamlessly and efficiently transfers drilling plans — including those created in iSURE — drilling reports and MySandvik machine data in environments where network coverage is inadequate or not available. It eliminates paper-based processes and automates the data transfer between the office and drill rig via the customer’s preferred mobile device.