A view to a drill

Modern technology such as automation is being used to increase the accuracy and productivity of underground drilling in the mining industry. Ailbhe Goodbody investigates

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The Sandvik DD422iE jumbo with electric driveline system was released at MINExpo 2016 last September

Automated drilling means different things for different mine sites, but all of them have one thing in common – they use it to reduce the manual steps in the process and minimise the manual involvement