Fan Automation system for Production Drills is designed for drilling a complete fan automatically in any direction, depth and from the number of pivot points defined in the pre-programmed drilling plan uploaded in the system, depending on the configuration of the boom and drilling module. During fan automation the boom is automatically moved hole-to-hole and the feed is automatically aligned according to the plan. The drilling module is stabilized utilizing stingers and automatic stinger pressurization.
Fan automation increases long hole drilling productivity by making the drilling process highly controllable. The drilling cycle can be repeated with speed and precision, improving hole accuracy. Product safety is improved as operator presence is required only for a short period of time during the work cycle. Fan automation allows the units to be operated with less tear and wear, reducing operating cost.
The following features are designed to improve the hole quality: extra flushing sequences during the drilling cycle, break through tolerance and rushing detection. Information on the progress of drilling is shown in the operator display. User-friendly and comprehensive diagnostics system helps the operator in fault finding and the status of CAN modules and sensors can be easily checked.
Fan Automation Upgrade Solution includes TMS DDS instrumentation and Rod Handler Sequence Control, if these options are not yet installed on the machine.
The use of rock drill power extractor is recommended in combination with Fan automation, for the ease of uncoupling rods and for improved productivity (Upgrade Solution available).