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Sandvik launches DE712 this new addition to the popular line of surface core drills includes the latest EHS requirements for CE marking


With safety set as priority, Sandvik releases the newest addition to its range of DE700 series surface exploration drills. The DE712 is based on the established DE710 drill, including all the necessary safety, health and environmental requirements for CE certification. This highly productive and reliable rig offers customers peace of mind with increased safety on an already proven design.

Key upgrades:

•    CE marked – meeting all requirements of the European Union
•    Based on the highly valued Australian guideline MDG 15 for mobile machinery for use in mines
      and also the ISO standard EN791 – Safety of Drill Rigs.
•     ROPS certified operator compartment (Roll-over protective structure)
•     Hydraulic operated left-hand and right-hand walkways
•     EU Stage III CARB / EPA Tier 3 diesel engine
•     EDEEP process in place - EMERST Design Evaluation for EME Procurement All of the attributes
      that have made the DE710 the drill of choice by many contractors around the globe have
      been maintained in this upgrade.
•    Depth capacity of 1126 m (3693 ft) N
•    Pull force of 9,3 tonnes and feed force of 5,5 tonnes
•    A continuous torque of 475 Nm (350 lbf ft) at 1500 rpm
•    Compact design allowing it to fit in a standard 40 ft container

Mr George Tophinke, Sandvik Mining’s Global Exploration Equipment Manager, comments that “This rig has the right balance of world class design, high quality components and robust construction to minimize downtime and risk. It is based on the reliable DE710, which has sold nearly 500 units across the globe. There are new safety features in line with Sandvik’s ongoing focus on integrating environmental, health and safety solutions into our products”.

Other additional safety features include lever guards to reduce risk of accidental operation, mast access package comprising of fall arrest system and mast platform, and alarm for jack leg operation. Rig access has been improved for easier maintenance and extra guards have been fitted for safer work environment.

The DE712 features a more powerful engine with power rating of 142 kW (190 hp) at 2200 rpm. High quality pumps and motors in independent open loop circuits, and larger hydraulic valves and piping provide high energy efficiency and precise control of critical drilling functions.

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