REMOTE CONTROLLED, AUTOMATION
CAPABLE RC DRILLING SOLUTION
THE BBURG HD2500RC
For several years JSW has been developing its solution to the mining industry’s collective goal to improve safety: the BBURG HD2500RC.
IMPROVING SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE
Our customised BBURG HD2500 reverse circulation (RC) drill rig aims to get more personnel off the drill pad while enhancing grade control and sampling performance.
The rig has been undertaking grade control at FMG’s Solomon iron ore mine in the Pilbara since July 2020 in conjunction with our project joint-venture partner and traditional owner group, the Eastern Guruma people.
To date, it has been producing exceptional outcomes in terms of safety, noise reduction and productivity.
ON THE PATHWAY TO AUTOMATION
Implemented with wireless remote control and developed specifically to handle the challenging Pilbara terrain, the rig’s design and automation capability is subject to ongoing advancements led by the team at our Bibra Lake workshop.
We continue to develop the drill’s capability, particularly in the areas of automated sampling and carbon neutrality as we seek to reach our own milestones and support our clients’ mandates in these areas, which will continue to be a key focus within the industry.
BBURG HD2500RC DRILL SPECIFICATIONS
The BBURG HD2500RC features:
- Low footprint with width of 3.5m
- High power with capacity to push 32.3cu.m/min of air at 500 psi down the hole
- Rod handler to increase productivity and improve safety
- 330m of rod capacity on board
- Full wireless remote control