Aramine has looked to complete its equipment range for narrow vein mines with the introduction of its diesel-electric hybrid miniDriller DM901 HDE drill rig.
The compact machine uses the diesel engine for tramming and electric motor for drilling, according to Aramine, while it can be operated tele-remotely, removing the operator from potential hazards.
The DM901 HDE has a low centre of gravity for optimal stability. Despite its narrow width, the two front stabilisers offer perfect drilling conditions, according to the company. This allows for both face and vertical drilling, Aramine said.
Aramine says the DM901 HDE only requires a 400 V electric connection and a water supply to operate and is designed with modular elements for easy assembly/disassembly in a mine. It “sneaks wherever our L130 and L150 miniLoaders go”, Aramine said. This means the new machine is ideal for sections between 6 sq.m and 12 sq.m.
With an existing partnership between Aramine and Epiroc, the company can offer an exclusive optional version with an Epiroc Feed and Drifter, Aramine said.
“As most of Aramine machines are, the DM901 HDE complements perfectly the Epiroc range,” Arnaud Paul, Aramine Equipment Sales Director, said.
Aramine says it is preparing its fully-electric battery-powered version for 2020, with innovations at all levels of the machine.