Adding manually rods on the feed is an hazardous task as the personnel in charge is exposed to risks of fatal injuries due to rock falls, rotative parts, unexpected boom movements, etc…
In order to improve the safety of the operation of the DL210 and mitigate the risk of accident during addition and removal of rods on the feed, Sandvik has developed a compact rod changer for this machine model.
The rod changer has arms geometry optimised for fast and accurate rod handling. It is manufactured of heavy duty steel and fitted with large diameter bushings for increased service life. The rod handler consists of a hydraulic motor powered carousel type magazine and rotation mechanism, index plates, front and rear end plates, and sliding arms with gripping jaws.
The rod changer is designed for R32, T38 or T45 MF rods. When changing between rod diameters the index plates and gripping jaw wear pieces must be changed (upgrade modification kit available).
The use of rock drill power extractor is recommended in combination with Rod handler, for the ease of uncoupling rods and for improved productivity (Upgrade Solution available).