With safety set as a major priority, Sandvik has released its newest addition to its range of DE700 series surface exploration drills. The DE712 is based on the established DE710 drill, including all the necessary safety, health and environmental requirements for CE certification.
The company says that this highly productive and reliable rig offers customers peace of mind with increased safety on an already proven design. Key upgrades from the DE 710 are as includes CE marked – meeting all requirements of the European Union, based on the highly valued Australian guideline MDG 15 for mobile machinery for use in mines and also the ISO standard EN791 – Safety of Drill Rigs. ROPS certified operator compartment (Roll-over protective structure)
Hydraulic operated left-hand and right-hand walkways, EU Stage III CARB / EPA Tier 3 diesel engine, EDEEP process in place – EMERST Design Evaluation for EME Procurement
All of the attributes that have made the DE710 the drill picked by many contractors around the globe have been maintained in this upgrade. Depth capability of 1,126 m (3693 ft), Pull force of 9.3 tonnes and feed force of 5.5 tonnes, A continuous torque of 475 Nm (350 lb ft) at 1500 rpm, Compact design allowing it to fit in a standard 40 ft container
George Tophinke, Sandvik Mining’s Global Exploration Equipment Manager, comments that “This rig has the right balance of world class design, high quality components and robust construction to minimise downtime and risk. It is based on the reliable DE710, which has sold nearly 500 units across the globe. There are new safety features in line with Sandvik’s ongoing focus on integrating environmental, health and safety solutions into our products”.