Exploration Drill Meets Latest ATEX Standards

Sandvik announced its DE100 series of compact core drills for surface and under-ground exploration applications now includes the ATEX certified DE130x drill rig. The DE130x, according to Sandvik, is a fully certified exploration drill rig for underground coal applications and is compliant with the latest ATEX standards. The design is based on Sandvik’s proven DE130 core drill, pictured above. According to the company, its modular design, depth capacity of 815 m (2,674 ft) N-size rod, feed force of 4.7 mt (10,350 lbf) and pull force of 6.3 mt (13,820 lbf), makes the DE130x a highly capable unit, featuring a completely redesigned power unit which monitors hydraulic oil tempera-ture, electric motor temperature and in-coming power. Intrinsic safety circuits are also included. The drill unit is certified and designed for maximum surface tempera-ture of +150°C (class T4). In accordance with Europe’s ATEX standards, some of the parts included on the standard DE130 have been replaced by steel parts on the DE130x. Additional features include an extra gauge for rod holder surveillance on the control panel and a wire emergency stop on the feed boom for increased safety.


As featured in Womp 2013 Vol 01 - www.womp-int.com