Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Excavation, Drilling, Materials Handling and Automated Mining Solutions

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Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries.

Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2015, sales were approximately Skr33bn with about 15,000 employees in continuing operations.

Extensive research and development goes into every product provided by the company and comes with application expertise. A worldwide service network means that customers receive on-site service, training and round-the-clock support.

Mine automation

Sandvik Mining’s automation solutions improve staff working conditions and safety. The systems also increase production output, as a fleet can be used for longer, with lower maintenance costs because of higher tramming speeds.

Sandvik’s AutoMine® Product Family is a comprehensive offering, which includes single equipment automation, fleet automation, process management, including manual production, and equipment monitoring.

The innovative automation systems reduce the number of operators required and increase the number of machines they can monitor.

Whether using single equipment or fleet automation, Sandvik’s AutoMine allows operators to sit in a safe, air-conditioned control room on the mine surface and monitor the movements of driverless loaders or trucks that are hundreds of metres underground. It can also be used for controlling drill rigs on the surface.

Supervisors in the control room can communicate with colleagues, monitor processes and control both surface and underground operations.

Rock tools and systems

Sandvik Mining’s hard-materials technology is renowned for its quality, performance and value. The company’s equipment raises productivity by enabling operations to economically excavate even extremely hard rocks and materials.

Sandvik Mining has the world’s widest range of tools and systems including:

  • Cutting
  • Tophammer drilling
  • DTH drilling
  • Raise boring
  • Rotary drilling
  • Exploration
  • Rock support

Drill rigs and rock drills

Sandvik rock drilling equipment is renowned for quality, reliability and high productivity. Every Sandvik machine is designed to give the lowest possible cost per metre drilled and lifecycle cost.

Sandvik Mining offers a wide choice of machines, ranging from simple yet robust drill rigs, to semi-automated units that give substantial production rates.

Loading and hauling equipment

Underground loaders and haul trucks need to be reliable. Sandvik Mining loaders and trucks are available in very large capacities, which remain manoeuvrable and productive under heavy use. The robustness of the machinery increases production at a low cost per tonne.

Mechanical cutting equipment

Sandvik Mining produces both machines and the mechanical cutting equipment customers require, to guarantee an effective end-product, optimum productivity and a long service life.

Customers can choose products, parts and technology, and be assured that they will work together seamlessly.

Bulk materials handling for surface and underground

Sandvik Mining Systems delivers surface and underground mining technology to clients worldwide, even in extreme climate conditions.

The product range is designed for bulk materials handling in stockyards and ports. Its functions include:

  • Mechanical excavation
  • Crushing and screening
  • Stacking
  • Reclaiming
  • Loading and unloading
  • Conveying and conveyor components

Customer service portfolio

From planning stages, to purchase, operation and maintenance, Sandvik Mining has a service package to suit all customers, for a life-long relationship.

  • Pre-Operations – To ensure that operators get the right equipment for their needs
  • Service IQ – To produce ‘decision level’ reports that highlight activities to reduce or eliminate operational bottlenecks
  • Operational Services – Maintenance plans which cover parts, components, consumables and highly-skilled personnel
  • Optimisation Services – New ways to maximise the productivity of existing fleets
  • Advisory Services – Training programs, performance assessments and investigative and modelling services.

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Sandvik Adds New Intelligent Solution to its Industry-Leading AutoMine Portfolio

Sandvik is introducing AutoMine™ Tele-Remote for underground loaders, a new smart entry-level addition to its industry-leading AutoMine product family.

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OptiMine® is a modular information management solution that offers a real-time view of your underground mining operations.

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24 September 2017

Sandvik is introducing AutoMine™ Tele-Remote for underground loaders, a new smart entry-level addition to its industry-leading AutoMine product family.

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13 September 2017

Combining more than three decades of mechanised cable bolting engineering, the cutting-edge Sandvik DS422i cable bolter is designed to enable better process control through assistive and automatic technologies and connectivity.

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6 August 2017

Sandvik is introducing new intelligent mining trucks for automated haulage, delivering tangible benefits in safety, productivity and profitability. Paired with AutoMine® Trucking, mines can increase haulage production by as much as 30%.

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30 May 2017

Hecla's Greens Creek is the first US underground mine utilizing automated loading technology from Sandvik. The major step will enable increased productivity, improved safety and better cost control, while bringing digitalization of the mining process closer and increasing operational transparency.

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17 May 2016

Solving a problem a customer experienced when drilling in abrasive rock conditions has led to a groundbreaking new design for drill bits. The resulting Sandvik top centre drill bits, which incorporate the largest upgrade to face drilling bits in decades, are now available as standard products in three sizes. Primary applications for the top centre drill bits include face drilling and bolting in both mining and tunneling environments, where long bit life is essential in cutting costs and improving productivity.

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3 November 2015

Sandvik continues its successful development of equipment for longwall mining with the launch of its next generation Sandvik MB670-one bolter miner. The new Sandvik MB670-1 increases productivity, reduces total cost of ownership and improves safety andergonomics for operators.

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30 June 2015

The Sandvik MC350 continuous miner for mid-size room and pillar applications is the latest edition in the comprehensive offering of continuous miners from Sandvik.

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21 April 2015

The new and innovative hybrid tools from Sandvik Mining are the industry's most versatile cutting tool, providing both smooth cutting efficiency and durability in conditions ranging from soft rock to the harshest of environments.

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10 March 2015

Sandvik information management solutions, including equipment monitoring and production management, offer a real-time view of the underground mining operation.

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9 March 2015

Sandvik Mining is setting the industry standard with advanced automation solutions that significantly increase productivity and safety, as well as lower the total cost of ownership.

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5 March 2015

Sandvik Mining has proudly commissioned a new high-load, hard rock-cutting test rig as part of its continued investment in research and technology and commitment to hard rock mechanical cutting.

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2 March 2015

Sandvik DR461i is a diesel-powered, self-propelled, crawler-mounted blasthole drill that is automation-ready and features forward-thinking design and technology for bulk mining operations.

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13 January 2015

Sandvik Mining has expanded its CH800 series of mining cone crushers, launching two technologically advanced models that improve productivity and profitability in the mid-range segment.

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22 July 2014

Sandvik DE130i and DE140i, the company's latest compact core exploration drills, feature more automation, increased productivity and easier operation, thanks to computer systems that control all drilling.

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20 July 2014

Sandvik has unveiled its new +Range rock tools, featuring a unique steel alloy designed to extend service life and reduce rod changes while improving safety and slashing stock and handling costs.

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17 July 2014

Sandvik LH204, a new 4t capacity LHD designed for narrow-vein underground mining applications, delivers class-leading safety and productivity in a cost-effective solution.

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16 July 2014

Sandvik Mining has announced a new Pantera percussive drill platform designed specifically for mining and available for both down-the-hole (DTH) and top hammer (TH) applications, delivering increased drilling capacity, lower fuel consumption and improved safety.

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15 July 2014

Sandvik Mining has announced the forthcoming release of its new DD422i development drill rig, the first of the company's Next Generation underground hard rock drill rigs.

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10 July 2014

Sandvik Mining and Maptek Pty Ltd (Australia) have announced the execution of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the two leading mining suppliers cooperate to develop integrated planning, execution solutions and robust automation systems for the mining industry.

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9 July 2014

Sandvik Mining will soon become the industry's first supplier to offer fully ROPS-compliant, acid-proof cabins for underground drilling. The cabins will be available on the company's forthcoming range of Next Generation underground rigs, starting with Sandvik DD422i development drill, which is due for release in mid 2014.

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7 July 2014

A prototype of the world's newest underground hard rock mining haul truck has set new standards in productivity, safety and performance during full production trials at a gold mine in Western Australia.

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7 July 2014

Sandvik Mining has launched its DD2710 single-boom electro-hydraulic jumbo, designed and manufactured in collaboration between the company's Finnish and Chinese operations for mining development in tunnels with cross sections up to 34m².

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3 July 2014

It's no secret that the mining industry poses many potential risks to both people and the environment, and Sandvik Mining has launched a new environment, health and safety (EHS) campaign to underline the company's commitment to eliminating those risks.

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2 July 2014

Pantera DI6400, the new down-the-hole (DTH) percussive drill platform from Sandvik Mining, has won over a 40 member expert jury to earn top honors in the 2014 Red Dot Award product design category.

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26 June 2014

Sandvik has introduced a multifunctional N surface and underground (NSU) core barrel system; a first of its kind that features interchangeable components and offers standard and pump-in applications in a single system.

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25 June 2014

Sandvik Mining has upgraded its Sandvik LH410 underground hard rock loader to improve operational flexibility and productivity.

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23 June 2014

Lower ore grades and smaller discoveries call for equipment to reach deeper and more complicated ore bodies. Sandvik has responded to this need by releasing Sandvik DE151, one of the most powerful and compact underground exploration core drills on the market today.

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19 June 2014

Drilling productivity, rock tool performance and process optimisation
The upgrade covers Sandvik DL411, DL421 and DL431-series long-hole drills and enhances performance and profitability in several areas:

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18 June 2014

Sandvik Mining has announced the launch of the world's largest hydraulic top hammer rock drill, RD2045C, delivering increased drilling capacity, more efficient rock breaking, improved blast fragmentation and higher reliability.

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12 June 2014

Sandvik Mining has introduced the new Sandvik DD211 underground hard rock mining development drill for narrow-vein applications, featuring safety upgrades and more automation for increased production.

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11 June 2014

AutoMine® Surface Drilling, part of the Sandvik AutoMine expanded suite of automation products announced at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2012, applies the technology and experience used to develop the company's underground automated mining systems used successfully in hard rock operations around the world.

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11 June 2014

Sandvik Mining has added 6in and 8in models to its growing RH460 DTH hammer family, designed to reduce costs, increase penetration rates and prolong service life in even more drilling applications.

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20 May 2014

New Pantera is a robust and productive range of trackdrills designed with the environment, health and safety in mind. With a weight of more than 34t and a width of 3m, the all-new Pantera trackdrills are built to stand their ground. They're based on a modular design with down-the-hole (DTH) and top-hammer (TH) versions, for blast holes, pre-split and mine development in the four-to-eight-inch segment.

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