New horizons for safety

January 11, 2016

Our Diamec Smart series brings automation to underground core drilling. Rough, tough and hazardous tasks in drilling are diminishing as technology marches on with automation. Newcomer Diamec Smart is a good example of today’s safety innovations.

“Customers who have tried automatic drilling and rod handling never want to go back. The Diamec Smart series sets a new standard for underground core drilling”

Martin Sommers, Vice President Marketing, Atlas Copco Exploration Equipment
Diamec Smart 8

Changing inner tubes that often weigh around 100 kg with core samples using manual labor has become a thing of the past. A new series in Atlas Copco’s core drilling range called Diamec Smart has been launched and is proving a triumph for underground safety adding automation to core drilling.

Loaded with automatic functions, the Diamec Smart makes the complex task of core drilling considerably safer and more ergonomic.

Diamec Smart is pioneering advancements with automated rod handling and a new, improved Rig Control System (RCS) that enables optimized performance and dramatically extends the service life of consumables.

Adding and removing drill rods automatically has also eliminated operator fatigue. This, in turn, helps to keep the pace during an entire shift and is destined to give a boost to productivity.

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