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Epiroc release upgrade for SmartROC T45

Epiroc SmartROC T45 top-hammer drill rig
Epiroc have released an upgrade for their SmartROC T45 top-hammer drill rig

Update offers reduced emissions and greater productivity through Smart technology and enhanced automation

EPIROC have released an upgrade for their SmartROC T45 top-hammer drill rig, to further reduce emissions and boost productivity while providing valuable data through Smart technology and enhanced automation.

The updated model, optimized for quarrying and construction, includes several new features and options and will be available to order in all markets from May 2023.


The SmartROC T45 is designed for fuel efficiency and productivity. The larger capacity and performance of the rig helps maximize production, while fuel costs are significantly reduced through only using the energy needed for the work at hand.

Moreover, Epiroc’s Smart technology provides valuable data to help manage and optimize workflow – the SmartROC T45 includes digital features to help ensure that drilling always goes as planned.

‘Efficiency is at the heart of the SmartROC T45,’ said Ulf Gyllander, global product manager at Epiroc. ‘More uptime means more drilling and using less fuel equals further cost savings. The productivity comes not only from state-of-the-art equipment but also from the ergonomic design choices and the Smart technology that assist the operator every step of the way.’

Productivity is boosted thanks to precise drilling and consistency in operations, which delivers improved blast-results and further cost-savings all the way through operation.

Epiroc SmartROC rigs are said to offer the lowest fuel consumption in the market, and the SmartROC T45 is the most energy efficient rig in its class, thanks to the smart Rig Control System (RCS) which constantly monitors compressor load and engine rev/min to ensure no fuel is wasted and that environmental impact is kept to a minimum.

Energy consumption is further reduced thanks to a hydraulic system which is optimized to deliver just the right amount of oil needed.

The control system on the SmartROC T45 is based on a proven, intelligent design which presents information to the operator via an easy-to-use touchscreen interface. Enhanced automation helps achieve new levels of output, as the machine does more of the work itself and reduces the demands placed on the operator.

‘The intuitive SmartROC T45 is designed to dramatically reduce the risk of manual errors and human mistakes,’ continued Mr Gyllander. ‘The operator enjoys assisted troubleshooting from the large touchscreen display, with monitored cables, sensors and modules.

‘The FOPS and ROPS-approved cabin offers excellent visibility and is fitted with reliable LED lights. An expanded lighting kit option is available along with support for two cameras. As a result, not only is the risk of manual errors reduced, but downtime is kept to a minimum.’

Productivity is further enhanced with the intelligent drill rig architecture on Epiroc’s standardized platform and clever Smart options and features such as Hole Navigation System (HNS), Measure While Drilling (MWD) and ROC Manager, resulting in precise drilling, consistent operation and improved blasting results.


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