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Ebrahim Nikafroozi, Global Product Manager for Specialty Drilling, guides you through the main features and benefits of the Diamec Smart 6M - a smart, mobile core-drilling rig from Epiroc.
The Diamec Smart 6M from Epiroc combines the best of two worlds - the high productivity and accuracy of a Diamec core drilling rig, and the mobility of a robust carrier designed for underground use. The Diamec Smart 6M offers unparalleled productivity in underground exploration. Diamec rigs have an advanced, versatile, and compact design. The Diamec Smart 6M further enhances this flexible design by adding another dimension - mobility. The carrier is based upon the Boomer S2 platform, which is a well-proven Epiroc underground rig.
The Diamec Smart 6M makes the drilling setup process much faster. It also allows for easy positioning - even at the most difficult of angles. The articulated carrier allows it to bend around difficult contours whilst the highly maneuverable boom allows the drill to be positioned in exactly the desired location. This enables the operator to complete the hole and move to the next location quickly and efficiently.
The controls are logically placed to make life easier for the operator. The light-weight control panel can be positioned inside or outside the cabin so the driller is able to choose the best place to work. The FOPS and ROPS-approved cabin offers a safe and pleasant environment to work in. As the drill is mounted on the boom, the operator is able to maintain a safe distance away from the drilling area during operations. The rig also features an integrated guard which opens and closes as necessary during drilling to allow rods to be added using the rod handling system.
The Diamec Smart 6M has an advanced Rig Control System (RCS) so it can be operated automatically. Drilling parameters are set and monitored from the touch screen on the control panel. The automatic features, which including constant penetration rate, can drastically improve bit life when compared to manual drilling. These features also reduce the risk of core blockage and hole deviation, which minimizes drilling errors and operator fatigue.