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Sandvik to showcase digital, battery-electric and diesel-electric advances at MINExpo 2024

Sandvik will introduce innovative new solutions and showcase its latest technologies at mining’s largest tradeshow, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2024, in Las Vegas, including battery-electric and diesel-electric equipment to help customers improve their sustainability.

The OEM will have its latest innovations on display at the show, September 24-26, including its new Toro™ diesel-electric truck demonstrator and latest battery-electric concept surface drill rig.

Sandvik’s 21,000-sq.ft (1,950-sq.m) exhibit will demonstrate its vision for the “future of mining”, a theme that emphasises its focus on the technologies and solutions that will help customers mine more sustainably without compromising productivity or efficiency.

“As the mining industry helps drive the global green transition and decarbonisation efforts accelerate within our own sector, we continue to innovate within automation, digitalisation and electrification, key areas that empower our customers to mine more sustainably,” Mats Eriksson, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, said.

Digitalisation is poised to become even more vital in solving the industry’s ever-increasing challenges of safety, productivity and profitability. The centrepiece of Sandvik’s exhibit will be a 645-sq.ft (60-sq.m) immersive room, a sensory experience that will showcase the company’s end-to-end digital offering and other key technologies, the company says. MINExpo attendees can step into a mine control room and cap lamp room, explore Sandvik’s MineGame advanced simulation tool and discover technologies including Sandvik’s digital convergence system and collision avoidance system.

Sandvik is expanding its technology portfolio by developing a diesel-electric range of underground loaders and trucks to complement its leading BEV offering, expected to boost productivity, reduce total cost of ownership, improve availability and extend component lifetimes. Sandvik first showcased its Toro diesel-electric truck demonstrator to customers at a technology workshop in Turku, Finland, in 2022. Boasting a capacity of 60-plus-tonnes, the demonstrator has since undergone extensive performance testing and the Sandvik product development team is using customer feedback to ensure its future commercial offering meets industry needs.

On the surface drilling side, Sandvik will showcase its Sandvik DR411i rotary blasthole drill rig and Pantera™ DP1510i top hammer drill rig, as well as its latest battery-electric concept surface drill rig. On display for the first time outside of Finland, the down-the-hole BEV is the first in its size class, capable of drilling DTH holes up to 9 in (229 mm) in diameter and blending the autonomy of battery with the continuous endurance of power cable.

On the underground drilling side, the Sandvik DL422iE longhole drill will be on display together with Sandvik’s future direction for battery-electric underground drilling applications, a new rock drill offering and the latest in iSURE® and Sandvik DrillConnect capability. Underground drilling and Deswik integration for longhole mine planning will also be presented, alongside Sandvik ground support solutions including its ARI System, resin injection head, pump resin kit and mesh products.

Sandvik will display some of its latest rock tools at MINExpo, including the new CT55 and CT67 curved thread top hammer tool systems for surface bench drilling and underground longhole drilling, Golden Shank with unique corrosion resistance, push bore reamer system for underground slot hole drilling and Sandvik RR340 single seal roller bearing rotary drill bit. Sandvik will also launch new rock tools at the show, including a new DTH hammer and bit family and a new collective concept for its digital rock tools suite.

Sandvik’s parts and services exhibits will showcase the company’s comprehensive lifecycle support, blending the unparalleled OEM expertise of Sandvik service technicians with advanced technology to maximise performance and longevity for Sandvik equipment – whether it’s diesel, hybrid or electric, the company says. Sandvik will also present its latest developments within its suite of digital services, which leverage data and insights from its connected equipment.

For rock and mineral processing applications, the Sandvik booth will feature a display of Sandvik hydraulic hammers as well as the company’s latest lineup of high-capacity vibrating screens and feeders. Recent acquisitions enable Sandvik to offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of vibrating screens and feeders on the market, it says, with equipment capable of handling up to 8,000 t/h. MINExpo visitors will see the SL3672M, a double deck flat screen that measures approximately 12 ft (3.6 m) in width and 24 ft (7.3 m) in length and weighs around 33 t. Also on display will be Sandvik’s new screen condition monitoring and screening media management systems, designed to help operators maximise processing plant uptime and efficiency.

Representatives from Sandvik Financial Services will be available at the booth to discuss equipment financing opportunities.

Sandvik completes rotary drill bit offering with ‘cutting-edge’ RR340

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing the new Sandvik RR340 single seal roller bearing rotary drill bit in an effort to, it says, boost service life and lower drilling costs.

Sandvik’s rotary bit offering has consisted of the standard air bearing bit Sandvik RR240 and the ultra-premium Charger™ RR440 and RR450 bits. The Sandvik RR340, a premium single seal roller bearing bit, now completes the company’s rotary offering. Its single seal roller bearing technology and optional PowerCarbide® inserts ensure reliable and efficient drilling with 45% longer service life compared with standard products, the company says. More bearing hours mean fewer bit changes and an added sustainability benefit, with reduced risk exposure and environmental impact from production and shipping, it added.

“[The] Sandvik RR340 rounds out our offering within rotary bits, ensuring that customers in all segments and applications can find the ideal choice for their operation,” Sandra Arman, Product Manager Rotary Bits at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ Rock Tools Division, said. “Field tests have demonstrated significant cost savings potential. Compared to equivalent standard air bearing bits, a typical surface mine drilling 1.5 million meters per year could expect to save more than $800,000 annually with Sandvik RR340. This is truly the single seal effect.”

Some of the technology that provides the Sandvik RR340 single seal bit with its longevity includes an abrasion-resistant radial seal. Its shape delivers extended bearing hours and greater reliability compared with conventional seals, according to the company. In addition, the Sandvik RR340 features a low friction bearing, which minimises friction and heat generation, which can otherwise cause wear and reduce efficiency.

“There is significant research and development that lies beneath the surface of Sandvik RR340, with several cutting-edge design and material innovations,” Arman said.

The Sandvik RR340 is currently available in sizes ranging from 6.75 in (171 mm) to 12.25 in (311 mm).