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JUN 2019

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42 June 2019 product news Sandvik Launches the DR416i Rotary Blasthole Drill Designed to improve efficiency and deliver dependable penetration for the mines, the Sandvik DR416i de- livers a single-pass capacity of 21 meters/69 ft, the longest single-pass mast in its class. Constructed for large diameter (406 mm/16 in) ro- tary drilling, the Sandvik DR416i is automation-ready, scalable, and supplies the highest rotational torques and pulldown forces at the lowest-possible operating cost. It's also equipped with the patented Compressor Management System (CMS), designed to reduce fuel con- sumption and improve productivity. Sandvik said the three key prin- ciples that led the innovative design efforts that brought the Sandvik DR416i to life are safety, produc- tivity and value. "We continue to enhance our product offering to provide exceptional value to our customers. In developing the latest addition to our iSeries family, we looked at our customers' greatest challenges in the large-diameter drill space and developed a cost-ef- fective, highly efficient solution to solve those challenges," said Dave Shellhammer, president, Rotary Drilling Division, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. The blueprint for the Sandvik DR416i is focused on space, accessi- bility, visibility and automation to ensure operator safety, including easy-access 360° walkways, four egress points, easy access to mast components, and non-rust fiber- glass reinforced grating. Sandvik expects the DR416i to achieve op- timal availability and productivity through features such as dual-feed speeds for greater drilling control and faster retract, auto-setup, a "Live Tower" design, and a traveling centralizer for straighter holes and reduced drill pipe wear. Fatigue Detection System The HxGN MineProtect Opera- tors Alertness System Light Vehicle (OAS-LV ) is a fatigue- and distrac- tion-detection unit that continu- ously monitors operator alertness inside the cab of light vehicles. The system expands Hexagon's portfolio for operator safety solutions, filling a gap to protect light-vehicle opera- tors from falling asleep at the wheel, crashing or other fatigue or distrac- tion-related incidents. The product is based on the proven technology used for OAS-HV, which protects operators of haul trucks. "Operator fatigue and distrac- tion are recurring hazards in min- ing and other industries," said Ola Rollén, president and CEO, Hexa- gon. "OAS-LV is a valuable addition to our market-leading MineProtect safety portfolio and further proof that Hexagon — like its customers — is serious about safety." The solution's in-cab device is easy to install and scans the op- erator's face to detect any sign of fatigue or distraction, such as a microsleep. A machine-learning al- gorithm leverages this facial-feature analysis data to determine whether or not an alert should be triggered. OAS-LV works in both light and dark conditions, and through prescrip- tion glasses and/or sunglasses. The in-cab hardware is always connected, and data from the vehi- cle may be transmitted to the cloud or an on-site monitoring center. This enables real-time notifications for supervisors and controllers to apply intervention protocol and al- low for further forensic analytics. Blaster's Guide The X-BLASTERGUIDE is a new mobile application to help improve productivity and safety in blasting operations that allows blasters to make calculations, access product information and view safety perim- eters on satellite images of the land, among other features. The app was designed to help field engineers and shotfirers and, in addition, useful reference data, to provide specific safety features for loading explosives and blasting operations. As an example, the app includes a risk assessment with a

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