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New update delivers significant features for SmartROC Tophammer cabin rigs

June 5, 2024

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."

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."

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.

For more information, please contact:

Ulf Gyllander

Global Product Manager tophammer surface drill rigs, Surface division

Phone: + 46 (0) 70 548 50 81


Mattias Hjerpe

Global Product Manager DTH & COPROD surface drill rigs, Surface division

Phone: +46 (0) 70 265 34 86


COPROD Software 2024 Mining and Rock Excavation SmartROC Tophammer Down-the-hole (Reverse Circulation) Press release

Epiroc is a global productivity partner for mining and construction customers, and accelerates the transformation toward a sustainable society. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of more than SEK 60 billion in 2023, and has around 18 200 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at

Epiroc’s Surface division develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of rock drilling equipment and solutions for use in surface mining, construction, quarries, as well as water well applications worldwide. It also provides customers with exploration equipment, tooling and advanced orebody data analysis. The division has production in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China, India, Australia and South Africa. Please see for product offerings