Intelligent performance

The Commando DC130Ri offers a new intelligent control system, providing operating cost savings through lower fuel consumption.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched Commando DC130Ri, the company’s first intelligent compact-class drill. The rubber-tired top hammer drill rig has a modular design, efficient Sandvik RD106 rock drill and a new intelligent control system. Commando DC130Ri is a fully remote-controlled, hydraulic and self-propelled unit, designed for drilling 22- to 45-millimetre holes. It possesses the functionality to have rollover for the feed, change drill steels on the rock drill and adjust the drill rig to challenging environmental conditions with additional appliances such as the fuel-powered engine heater. Commando DC130Ri is also equipped with a fuel-efficient, low-emission CAT C2.2 Tier 3 engine. The drill’s new intelligent system provides modern machine control features that   until now have been found only on larger rigs. Intelligent engine control provides operating cost savings through lower fuel consumption by optimizing the engine power based on actual requirements.