Normet released the Spraymec MF 050 VC SD with the proven SmartDrive battery-electric architecture and state-of-the-art spraying technology. The unit offers unrivalled concrete spraying results, superior operator ergonomics, and excellent serviceability, with zero local emissions, the supplier said.

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

Concrete spraying can be managed remotely or from inside the FOPS/ROPS-certified cabin. The advanced remote driving system allows for safe and easy machine relocation, Normet said. The cabin features ergonomically located spraying controls, a water spray supply system to clean the windshield windscreen during spraying, and a NorSmart 3 dashboard with a touchscreen MID display.

The Spraymec MF 050 VC SD comes standard with a high-volume on-board compressor and the durable and accurate SB 500 C spraying boom with strengthened steel structures, rebound protection and outstanding maneuverability, allowing for smooth concrete spraying operations, the supplier said. The boom’s selectable vertical tracking and nozzle nutation functions ensure uniform spraying results.

Built with the latest fast-charging-capable Li-ion battery technology, SmartDrive machines offer higher productivity, significantly lower operating costs, and a cleaner underground environment, Normet said. “The high-torque electric motors both reduce tramming time to reach work sites faster and recover energy in downhill driving.”