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Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Excavation, Drilling, Materials Handling and Automated Mining Solutions

Sustainable, Electric and Automated Mining Solutions,
Box 510,
SE-101 30 Stockholm,
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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.

Automation systems monitor underground machines and surface drill rigs from a control room.
Self-contained surface drill rigs are powerful tools for hammering and rock drilling.
Sandvik drill bits optimise rock penetration and flushing.
Compact and high-capacity dump trucks are ideal for underground hauling.
Mechanical cutting equipment can excavate extremely hard rock.
Sandvik's large machinery range includes stackers, spreaders and reclaimers.
Sandvik DP1100i delivers intelligent production at low-operating costs.
Restore your crushing system with the Sandvik Reborn solution.
Sandvik OptiMine enables modular information management for underground mining operations.
Sandvik LH307B: productivity without diesel emissions or tethered loader limitations.

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.

The New Sandvik RH460 DTH Hammer

The new Sandvik RH460 hammer takes DTH drilling to higher levels. It has been developed for superior productivity in variable ground conditions.

Smarter Mining with OptiMine

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

Sekisovskoye Gold Mine

The Sekisovskoye mine is located in the village of Sekisovka, approximately 40km from Oskemen, the east regional capital of Kazakhstan, and is an underground mine with gold and silver ore bodies.

Sandvik Launches iSURE® 8.1 Underground Rock Excavation Software

Sandvik has launched an updated version of iSURE®, its purpose developed excavation process control underground rock excavation software for providing instrumented face drilling rigs with the necessary information for optimized drilling and blasting.

29 March 2021

Sandvik Expands Battery Electric Range With New Top Hammer Longhole Drill

Sandvik continues to grow its battery electric equipment offering. The new fully automated Sandvik DL422iE top hammer longhole drill is equipped with an electric driveline system to eliminate diesel emissions while tramming, increasing productivity while reducing environmental impact and fostering a healthier work environment.

9 March 2021

Sandvik Launches the DR416i Rotary Blasthole Drill

Continuing our long tradition of developing innovative technology to help our customers enhance safety, improve productivity and reduce cost, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology introduces the Sandvik DR416i rotary blasthole drill.

5 June 2019

Sandvik Releases non-cabin Ranger™ DXR Series Surface Drill Rigs

In response to customer requests, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is expanding its Ranger™ DX series of surface top hammer drill rigs with two non-cabin Ranger™ DXR versions for improved safety in the toughest quarry and construction applications.

8 January 2019

Sandvik Automated LHD Proves its Precision in Glass Labyrinth

In recent years, self-driving vehicles have become a popular discussion topic. Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for more than 20 years - with zero accidents involving people. To prove its capabilities, Sandvik moved things above ground and put its latest generation of automation to the test.

19 September 2018

Roof Bolt Installations with the new Sandvik DO600 Onboard Bolter

Roof support is one of the most important tasks in coal operations. Sandvik is therefore proud to launch the new Sandvik DO600 onboard solution, designed to meet the industry’s need for faster, safer bolting - the first step towards hands-free bolting.

28 August 2018

Sandvik Integrated Weighing System Boosts Efficiency

Sandvik solution for optimizing truckloads, the Integrated Weighing System (IWS), supports productivity by offering accurate real-time payload data for load and haul equipment operators. Using the IWS ensures full utilization of the truck’s payload capacity, every cycle.

21 August 2018

Presenting the Mobile Digital Solution at Hillhead 2018

Hillhead 2018 will see Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Mobile Crushers and Screens highlight the total solutions nature of its world-leading equipment ranges. This year will see the launch of new products and services, new digital solutions, as well as live demonstrations in front of the stand.

1 May 2018

Sandvik Intelligent Trucks Automate Haulage with AutoMine®

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%.

6 August 2017

Hecla Greens Creek Automates Loading with Sandvik AutoMine®

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.

30 May 2017

Sandvik Reinvents Top Hammer Drill Bit Design

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.

17 May 2016

Sandvik Advances Further in Longwall Mining

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.

3 November 2015

Sandvik Sets the Standard for Automated Loading

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.

9 March 2015

Sandvik Launches Mid-Range Mining Crushers

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.

13 January 2015

Sandvik Introduces Smarter Compact Core Drills

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.

22 July 2014

New Sandvik Rock Tools a ‘Plus’ for Longevity

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.

20 July 2014

Industry-First Cabins Further Strengthens Safety for Sandvik Drills

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.

9 July 2014

Sandvik DD2710 Development Jumbo Debuts in China

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.

7 July 2014

Sandvik Mining Aims to ‘Make it Count’ with EHS Campaign

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.

3 July 2014

Pantera Wins Prestigious Product Design Award

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.

2 July 2014

Sandvik Introduces Multifunctional Core Barrel System

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.

26 June 2014

Sandvik DE151 Compact Underground Coring Drill Upgraded

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.

23 June 2014

Sandvik Launches World’s Largest Top Hammer Rock Drill

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.

18 June 2014

Sandvik Mining AutoMine® Surface Drilling expands proven automation

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.

11 June 2014

Sandvik Mining Bolsters RH460 DTH Hammer Series

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.

11 June 2014

Sandvik Launch New Range of Pantera Trackdrills for Increased Safety and Efficiency

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.

20 May 2014

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

Sustainable, Electric and Automated Mining Solutions
Box 510
SE-101 30 Stockholm

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