October 17, 2022
Our client, Insersa, has been carrying out exploration work at this mine with Epiroc equipment since its opening. The relationship with the company goes back many years when Epiroc operated as Atlas Copco. Insersa is an outstanding company with one of the longest histories in the exploration sector in the Iberian Peninsula. It has a presences in countries such as Portugal, France, Chile and Panama.
Due to the company's leadership position and innovative vision, it is no surprise that it was the first to choose the Diamec Smart 6M rig for work in Europe, and is the first company to receive this CE-certified model. After several months operating with the team, we can say that the customer is very satisfied with the rig, and that the initial investment has clearly resulted in increased productivity, as well as enabling safer operations, which is a top priority for Insersa.
"The Diamec Smart 6M core drilling rig offers incomparable productivity in underground exploration. On one hand, we have the heightened efficiency of a Diamec core drilling rig and on the other, the mobility and stability of a carrier designed for underground use."
On Diamec Smart rigs, controls are layed-out in an intuitive way to facilitate its use to the driller. The lightweight control panel can be positioned inside or outside the cabin so the driller is able to choose the best place to work. The cabin is FOPS and ROPS certified, offering a safe and pleasant environment. These are the features that were taken into consideration when deciding on this equipment.
In addition, the Diamec Smart 6M has an advanced rig control system so it can operate automatically. Drilling parameters are set and monitored from the touch screen on the control panel. Automated features such as auto-drilling, can drastically improve bit life compared to manual drilling.
“These are characteristics to which we pay close attention to, since they reduce the risk of core loss and drill deviation, which minimizes drilling errors and operator fatigue,” says Francisco Javier Perez Lira, Head of Mining and Exploration Department at Insera.
According to Francisco Javier Pérez Lira, Head of Mining and Exploration Department at Insersa:
"We are confident that the Diamec Smart 6M rig will partner us in many more jobs, helping us to get the best out of the ground!
We would like to thank Insersa for placing a high degree of confidence in Epiroc.