Sandvik introduces DR416iE rotary blasthole drill

The Sandvik DR416iE is the fourth and largest electrified rig in Sandvik’s intelligent rotary blasthole range.
The Sandvik DR416iE is the fourth and largest electrified rig in Sandvik’s intelligent rotary blasthole range.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced the electric Sandvik DR416iE, the next-generation i-series rotary blasthole drill.

The Sandvik DR416iE joins the Sandvik DR410iE, the Sandvik DR412iE and the Sandvik DR413iE as the fourth and largest electrified rig in Sandvik’s intelligent rotary blasthole range.

This drill rig is designed to deliver superior performance and sustainability in demanding mining conditions. It’s ideal for iron ore and copper applications and can drill a hole diameter range of 270mm to 406mm.

Powered by a 1044kW electric engine, the electric system of the Sandvik DR416iE incorporates a soft starter to help reduce impact on the mine’s power grid, preventing disruption to other equipment.

The multi-voltage and multi-frequency electric motos offer greater flexibility, while the 420m cable reel ensures ample capacity for connecting to the mine substation.

Project manager of rotary drills Nellaiappan Subbiah commented on the drill.

Sandvik DR416iE represents a significant leap forward in electric blasthole drill technology and delivers rotary customers the option of a seamless transition from diesel to electric,” he said.

“Sandvik DR416iE uses the same modular platform as our largest diesel-powered rotary rig but with the added environmental benefits of electrification.

“We now offer customers the ability to convert a diesel-powered unit to a fully electrified version in the field. This innovative drill delivers unmatched performance, reliability and sustainability, making it an ideal choice for forward-thinking mining operations.”

As will all of Sandvik’s drills, the DR410iE features the DRi control system, providing a consistent operating experience and simplified operator training.