Improved sampling method for exploration drill 15 Mar 2018

Epiroc News Release

Part of Swedish Atlas Copco, Epiroc has introduced a rotary splitter option to its Explorac 100 reverse circulation surface exploration drill, which can take samples of subsoil to a depth of 250m prior to underground construction.

New rotary splitter for the Explorac 100
New rotary splitter for the Explorac 100

The new rotary splitter option ensures a more accurate and better quality sample as it is equipped with three sample bag chutes, so that duplicate samples can be collected simultaneously. Each sample bag can take samples from different depths to get a better picture of the overall geology before starting construction.

It has a 30 pipe rack with a remote control rod handler to increase operator safety and can be controlled up to 40m away via a remote operation panel which can be tripod mounted or carried over the shoulder and keeps the operator safe from dust and danger.

With high production rates it is quick and efficient and can cut overall drilling costs by 40% and reduce impact on the environment.

Available on a crawler chassis, the drill is both reliable easy to service, making it ideal for sampling remote areas, and a further improvement is the addition of new track frames to increase stability and allow the drive to be disconnected for towing.

Epiroc has production centres in Sweden, Italy, India, Japan and China with divisional headquarters in Örebro, Sweden.


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