Compact drill rig for underground mines

Louise Smyth

The DM901 HDE has a low center of gravity which gives an optimal stability and despite its narrowness, its two front stabilizers offer perfect drilling conditions. Given its top stability, this machine allows face and vertical drilling.

“We developed this new drill rig based on the simplicity of use.” Marc Melkonian, Aramine president

Our R&D department has associated existing technologies to develop this fully autonomous drill rig. In fact, using the DM901 HDE only requires a 400V electric connection and a water supply.

Also, designed with different modular elements to be easily assembled and dismountable in a mine, it sneaks wherever our L130 and L150 miniLoader® go, ideal for sections between 6 and 12 sqm.

The is the most compact drill rig for underground mines. Ideal to complete Aramines equipment range for narrow vein mines, the DM901HDE has a diesel engine for tramming and an electric motor for drilling.

Thanks to the historical partnership between Aramine and Epiroc, we can offer an exclusive optional version with an Epiroc Feed and Drifter. “As most of Aramine machines are, the DM901 HDE completes perfectly the Epiroc range.” Arnaud Paul, Aramine Equipment Sales director.

Aramine is currently preparing the fully electric battery powered version for 2020, with innovations at all levels of the machine.