Produced out of Garland, Texas, and Nanjing, China, our machines are built in state-of-the-art production facilities and to the highest quality allowing fabrication to last through multiple repowers. Epiroc has a long history with designing and manufacturing main structures of rigs putting our rotary blast hole drills at the top of their class.
The blast hole range includes the Drill Master series, a proven market leader to this day, and the Pit Viper series, a premium range product that delivers highly efficient drilling with fully autonomous capabilities.
The Drill Master series, a product with a legacy so resilient that it has been part of the most master drillers training around the globe. The DM product has proven over the years to be a workhorse for customers all over the world, delivering productivity, reliability, and low operating costs year after year. Our value series drills a hole diameter ranging from 5 1/2 inches up to 9 7/8 inches, and a pulldown range from 30,000 lbs to 75,000 lbs.
The Pit Viper series delivers a hole diameter ranging from 6 inches to 16 inches, and a pulldown range from 60,000 lbs 125,000 lbs. The PV-230, PV-270, and the PV-310 offer single-pass and multi-pass options, building on the highest industry standard of performance and innovation.
The Pit Viper series, a superior mining industry staple, can be configured with our numerous options to provide the customer's specific needs. The industry-leading Pit Viper range delivers productivity and reliability on another level, ultimately contributing to the lowest total cost of ownership in the blast hole drilling industry in its class.
With Epiroc's Rig Control System (RCS), the Pit Viper series can be configured with scalable Automation features such as AutoDrill and AutoLevel. It can be run with the operator off the drill as well with the optional BenchREMOTE package, enabling one operator to run one or multiple units. It provides the foundation to add new functionality and options later without a major rebuild of the machine. Autonomous drilling can be implemented with almost no human interaction with the drill.
For holes as deep as 71.6m (235ft) the DM-M3 is designed for multi-pass operations for 250 mm – 310 mm (9-7/8” – 12-1/4”) holes.
The DM30 II SP is a crawler-mounted, hydraulic tophead-drive rig that’s suitable for a variety of single-pass rotary and DTH drilling applications. It can achieve a clean hole depth of 36 ft (11 m) in single- pass applications.
Powerful rotary tricone and down the hole hammer drill for 140mm -225mm (5-1/2” to 8-7/8”) holes.
Powerful rotary tricone and down the hole hammer drill for 149mm-250mm (5-7/8” to 9-7/8”) holes.
The PV-231 delivers a hole diameter of 6 in – 9-7/8 in (152 mm – 251 mm). In addition, the 53 ft tower is capable of single-pass depth of 53 ft (16.1 m) clean hole with the drill bit above the table, which is ideal for 15 m bench heights.
The most versatile blasthole drill available for drilling 171mm to 270 mm (6-3/4” to 10-5/8”) holes with up to 12 m (40 ft) clean hole single pass capability.
The most productive drill available for rotary tricone and down the hole drilling of 171mm to 270mm (6-3/4” to 10-5/8 ”) holes with up to 19.2 m (63 ft) clean hole single pass capability.
The multi pass Pit Viper for holes up to 59.4 m (195 ft) deep and 171 mm to 270 mm (6-3/4” – 10-5/8”) diameter, has become a staple in the mining industry through its proven performance and reliability.
A combination of increased pulldown force, rotary torque, and 2600 cfm airend, the Pit Viper 291 drill rig is one of the most powerful drills for blasthole drilling. Tested and proven throughout diﬀering regions and conditions around the world. The new Pit Viper 291 exceeds all in its class.
The most efficient rotary tricone drill available for drilling 270 mm to 311 mm (10-5/8” to 12-1/4”) holes with up to 19.8m (65 ft) clean hole single pass capability.
The most efficient rotary tricone drill for 270 mm to 311 mm (10-5/8” to 12-1/4”) holes with up to 91.4 m (300 ft) drill depth capability.
To increase productivity, efficiency, and safety in the Aitik copper mine, Boliden went the automation route. The fleet of Pit Vipers will be remotely controlled by operators.
Using the Pit Viper 351, Epiroc developed a remote operation system that made it possible to increase safety, drill more accurately, and increase overall efficiency.
One of the most recent examples of successful integration of Epiroc’s autonomous mining technology is Goldcorp’s Peñasquito mine in Zacatecas, Mexico.
RCS 5 provides the next step for the mining industry from the automation program that brought autonomous drilling into a sustainable reality.
RCS Lite offers a number of safety and interlock features. It also provides a convenient foundation to add more functionality and technology options in the future without a major rebuild of the machine.