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The new measure while drilling system from Epiroc allows users to monitor drilling conditions
A new measure while drilling (MWD) tool is being offered by Epiroc that makes it easier to analyse drill conditions.
Called Exploration Manager, this system optimises MWD data retrieval. The firm now offers upgraded software on units such as its Diamec Smart underground core drilling rig. The package can collate data recorded automatically during the drill cycle and also simplifies the workflow by letting the operator log what activity state the drill rig is in, directly on the control panel.
Exploration Manager combines all this data and presents it with comprehensive pie charts and graphs on a regular PC. This lets the site manager analyse and find areas of improvement, as well as to compare data from one drill rig to another for more effective fleet management.
Exploration Manager is being offered for the Diamec Smart-range of underground exploration drill rigs, which are equipped with the RCS 4 control system. Exploration Manager can be used to visualise only MWD data on the Diamec APC rigs with the RCS 3 control system.