Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India, known for its high-tech products for mining, construction, and infrastructure industries, showcased its comprehensive solutions. Noteworthy among them were the locally manufactured tunnelling jumbos, surface drill rigs, and rock tools. Excon also served as a significant platform for the unveiling of Sandvik's new global visual brand identity, symbolising the company's continuous technological evolution and growth.

Among the spotlighted products was the DT820 twin boom hydraulic tunnelling jumbo, designed for road, rail, and hydro tunnels (now proudly produced at Sandvik's newly established plant in Hinjewadi, Pune). It is India's first Made in India jumbo. It lends efficiency and accuracy during excavation, is fast, user-friendly, and produce results with the lowest operational costs.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India

The DC122R Commando drill rig, a popular choice for surface drilling in road construction, dimensional stone quarries, and the cement industry, was also showcased as part of Sandvik's ‘Make in India’ initiative. Another highlight was the CH660 cone crusher, offering cutting-edge technology.

Sandvik also presented its technologically advanced, locally manufactured rock tools, genuine parts and fluids, a complete range of DSI ground support solutions, digitalisation, and automation tools for the construction, infrastructure, and mining sectors.

Sandvik’s technology and Made-in-India machines are transforming the mining and construction sector. Once again at Excon, the company showcased its expertise in cutting-edge, domestically manufactured tunnelling jumbos, and surface drill rigs. All the products are designed to guarantee reliability, safety, operational excellence, minimise downtime, and save construction time and resources for customers, and thereby ensure their higher profitability.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India

Sandvik products include hauling trucks, loaders, and drilling machines for hard rock mining; surface drills and tunnelling jumbos for construction and infrastructure segment; continuous miners for underground coal mining; besides technologically advanced rock tools, and ground support systems. From electrification of mining machinery to developing technologies for optimum machine performance, Sandvik has remained at the forefront of innovation. Its tech-enabled products help reduce machine downtime, saving customers time and money, and helping them complete projects on time.

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions (a business area within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India) offers a wide range of products that include stationary jaw, cone and VSI crushers, and complete screening solutions for processing rocks and minerals. The products are developed based on valuable insights from its customers on all the aspects of crushing and screening to enhance productivity, safety, and sustainability in operations.

At the company’s R&D centre, customers raw materials are analysed, based on which the most suitable equipment is suggested for their projects and even customised to meet specific requirements. For example, the Sandvik CH660 cone crusher can be used for a variety of crushing jobs, including secondary, tertiary, quaternary, and pebble-crushing. With its innovative hydraulic Hydroset™ system, the crusher offers safety and convenient setting adjustments. Its automation system enables real time performance management, such that customers can monitor their crushers and optimize their crushing efficiency and productivity, cut down delivery time, and reduce maintenance costs.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology India

Today, Sandvik India has over 300 of its machines operating in the mines of zinc, copper, and uranium, while in surface mining, over 450 Sandvik machines are working in dimensional stones quarries, iron ore, manganese, chromium mines, and in cement and road construction projects. Besides these, Sandvik India has an active fleet of over 200 hydraulic, automatic and semi-automatic tunnelling jumbos deployed in railways, roads, and hydro power tunnel projects. Sandvik India, a part of the 100 BSEK Swedish multinational, is manufacturing high-end rock tools and technologically advanced equipment at its plants in Hyderabad and Pune. The company offers customers the option of lifetime support, in addition to access to genuine parts and components, services, and digital innovations. Over 750 trained personnel are providing 24x7 support to Sandvik machines working across the country, ensuring their uptime, and spares at stock points at strategic locations.
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