24 March 2020, 14:24
On 10 – 14 March, Sandvik Rock Tools will be presenting its latest digital solutions at ConExpo, Las Vegas, USA. These include My Rock Tools Track, a groundbreaking tool to digitalize customer operations, and My Rock Tools Drill, an interactive drilling simulator that can help companies optimize their drilling practices by demonstrating the impact correct settings have on rock tool life and performance.
The solutions being showcased at ConExpo are part of Rock Tools Digital Services offering, gathered under the concept “You’ll Never Work Alone”, all aimed at helping the company’s customers make their drilling operations more productive, sustainable and efficient.
My Rock Tools Track
My Rock Tools Track (Track) is an entirely new digital solution to capture tool performance data in real-time. In addition to ease of use and flexibility, it allows for more accurate decision making and increased productivity.
Historically, key customer data such as the cost per meter, number of used tools and rock tool performance has been captured manually. Track makes this entire process digital, allowing for quick and easy data input and constant up to date monitoring of drilling operations, giving customers full visibility. This enables for real-time analytics and problem solving, even while being off-site.
“We are very proud to be able to present such a powerful new work process. Track helps us improve our service offering globally and is a powerful tool in all aspects of our contract support - for example productivity enhancements and logistics. In addition, by using Track, the number of trips to a site to collect data can be optimized, which leads to great improvements both in terms of safety as well as in our environmental impact”, says Rickard Andreasson, Commercial Manager, Rock Tools Division, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
Thanks to Track, Sandvik customer representatives can spend more time on business support such as continuous improvements, benchmarking and training, all aiming to reach higher productivity as well as efficiency. The solution is currently being rolled in a number of markets, such as Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Canada and the United States, and over 25 customers have already started using it with great results.
My Rock Tools Drill
Using a mobile interface, the interactive simulator My Rock Tools Drill helps Sandvik’s customers get a deeper understanding of how correct settings impact both rock tool life and performance. It is available for Top Hammer, Down-The-Hole and Rotary applications and demonstrates in an easy way how to maximize productivity in different ground conditions.
“My Rock Tools Drill is a great way of showcasing to our customers how rock tool performance can be enhanced in the form of classroom learning. Customers that have had training using the solution go back to their drilling operations with a greater understanding of how different rock tool practices affect their productivity and total drilling cost”, says Charles Macfadyen, Product Manager Digital Solutions, Rock Tools Division, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
Sandvik Rock Tools will be showcasing both My Rock Tools Track and My Rock Tools Drill at ConExpo during 10-14 March at Silver Lot 1, booth number S-5249.
Source: Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology