Epiroc will present new additions at bauma

Published 7/3 at 16:56

Longer service life, flexibility and higher carrier utilisation, have been the essential features of Epiroc´s hydraulic attachment tool designers recently.

Epiroc has expanded its offering with additions increasing user productivity and maximising investment, including pulveriser jaws for combi cutters with the introduction of pulveriser jaws for the CC 3100 combi cutter being unveiled at bauma, with more models to follow during Q2 2019. Fitted with Epiroc´s coupling and positioning system (CAPS) which makes it easy to switch between jaw types on site to suit the work at hand, the full jaw range consists of universal (U), steel cutting (S) and pulveriser (P) jaws. 

A new CC 1600 combi cutter model designed for carriers in the 13t-23t class will also be shown. A stable cutter body features two powerful hydraulic cylinders with integrated speed valves for minimum cycle times and low fuel consumption. Fully protected by piston rod guards, the cylinders deliver virtually constant closing force which remains high even when the jaws are almost closed. Two jaws moving independently eliminate displacement forces on the cutter and the carrier, ensuring controlled demolition of unstable concrete walls, regardless of which jaw attacks the material first.

The MG multi grapple range has been redesigned to make it even more robust. The MG 1000 will be displayed at bauma, with the entire range being replaced during 2019. As a new option, to allow even better customisation of the grapples, they can now be ordered with or without rotation device to enable operation of the base units in combination with tiltrotators.  A new cutting wheel option is available for the ER/ERC 50-ER/ERC 3000 transverse drum cutters. As precision is key when it comes to cutting narrow trenches for cables or pipe trenches with a width of 55mm-250mm, and a depth ranging from 150mm (ER/ERC 50), up to 700mm (ER/ERC 3000) can be cut in one go.

 

The latest in 

smart surface and underground mining 

Amongst the mining developments to be shown at bauma 2019 will include ‘My Epiroc’, a platform available via the web and mobile devices with new features for increasing fleet efficiency and safety. Additionally a new surface mining drill rig platform will be launched along with the ‘Serpent Automatic’, which is a smart, automatic solution that provides optimal air quality for a safer and healthier underground working environment. At bauma Epiroc will further show the integration between Serpent Ventilation and Mobilaris MMI, which helps to increase health and safety for operators, improving energy efficiency in an underground tunnel or mine site. 

 

Grouting and spraying made easier

Unigrout Flex, a ground treatment method to seal mines and tunnels, or to improve ground properties, will be displayed at bauma. For tunnelling, the Meyco ME5 and Dosa system, will be shown alongside several new upgrades. For safe and productive mechanised pipe roofing, the Boomer E2 the hydraulic face drill rig, which eliminates manual handling of drill rods and umbrella pipes, is to be displayed.  The mechanical system also ensures improved productivity, providing an enhanced overview from the service platform close to the actual work, with the pipe roofing system being designed to benefit the whole operation. 

 

Leading the way to zero emissions

Leading developments in sustainability in mining through battery electric, zero emission equipment will be out in force at the German show. These have been developed for a safer and healthier underground working environment, with additions being unveiled to Epiroc’s proven battery offering and zero emission underground fleet. These include the second generation in rigs for face drilling, production drilling and rock reinforcement, as well as loaders and mine trucks. 

 

Other developments

The Mobilaris position based decision support system for tracking and finding equipment, vehicles, personnel and overseeing infrastructure in real-time will be featured, alongside the increased capabilities of the DM series of drills equipped with RCS lite. This new version of the rig control system (RCS) boosts the efficiency and productivity of the DM30 II, DM45, DML, DM-75 and DM-M3 models with three levels of software and hardware system. 

Staying on the theme of drilling, Epiroc’s new Powerbit underground drill bit range for tophammer drilling is said to use the company’s hardest steel, will also be at bauma. New head and bits to be shown include the new Coprod head and bit technology, which include a complete range of Powerbit drill bits, with a more effective head with fewer parts. For drillers, this means easier handling, better hole quality, increased penetration rates, lower fuel consumption and greatly improved productivity. 

A new series of down the hole hammers - COP M6, COP M7 and COP M8 - are based on an upgraded technology concept to enable miners to drill larger holes without the need for a larger rig will be also unveiled. Finally, Epiroc will launch its ‘a bit smarter;’ concept, which is a set of digital solutions that turn consumables into smart, connected components using customer data and the latest wireless technologies.

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