TECHNOLOGY

Leopard drills on autopilot

SANDVIK has powered up the automated drilling cycle on its Leopard DI650i drill rig with AutoCycle, a system that removes operators from the entire drilling process.

 Sandvik's Leopard DI650i down-the-hole surface drill rig

Sandvik's Leopard DI650i down-the-hole surface drill rig

Part of the AutoMine surface drilling automation system, AutoCycle's sequence gives the drill fleet capacity to cover all steps from boom positioning, drilling and pipe handling, to finishing the hole....

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