New update delivers significant features for SmartROC Tophammer cabin rigs

Valuable new features are now available to all SmartROC Tophammer cabin rigs. These additions are accessed via a new version of Epiroc´s Rig Control System (RCS) and will benefit the rigs with a number of improvements and a more stable RCS.

SmartROC Tophammer cabin rigs can now access RCS version 6.27. The update will increase productivity with possibilities to use features such as One Hole Automatic (OHA). The new version also delivers additional automation, which reduces wear on consumables and can save money. Furthermore, there will be an added value for customers as the update has the potential to increase the functionality of their existing SmartROC cabin rigs.

“SmartROC T35, T40 and T45 will profit from these extra benefits due to this upgrade. The rigs will have access to improved drill plan handling, a possibility to enable auto hole reset, high altitude functionality, easier to read fuel consumption and improved information around drill functions related to anti-jamming in the display”, says Ulf Gyllander, Global Product Manager at Epiroc.

Update enables usage of One Hole Automatic (OHA)

The new update for RCS enables OHA, which creates possibilities to drill down to the desired depth, adding rods automatically as required with minimal intervention from the operator. Once the hole is complete the rig pulls up all the rods automatically. OHA is already available on SmartROC DTH machines, SmartROC CL and SmartROC C50. With the new RCS update, OHA is now available as an option on the SmartROC T35, T40 and T45. OHA increases automation which means more time drilling and less time changing rods. It also delivers greater consistency in operations which reduces wear on valuable consumables.

“SmartROC D50, D55, D60, D65 and SmartROC C50, already include many of the new benefits coming from this new RCS version. However, as a result of this upgrade, these rigs will feature an improved automatic rod-handling sequence which further optimizes One Hole Automation and minimizes operator input, says Mattias Hjerpe”, Global Product Manager at Epiroc.

*This is an update which affects all the listed machines to a greater or lesser extent – please check the

update for details. This information and RCS update only applies for MKII rigs.

*Many of these functions are already available on SmartROC Down-The-Hole rigs.

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