Barminco debuts Epiroc Diamec Smart 6M Mobile Carrier Rig

Barminco is proud, once again, to be the first in the world to debut the new generation of Epiroc’s Mobile Carrier Rig (MCR) – the GEN 2 Epiroc Diamec Smart 6M. This second-generation underground mobile core drill rig utilizes the drilling capacity of the Diamec Smart 6 automated operating system, the mobility and sturdiness of the S2 Boomer carrier with the addition of Epiroc’s automated rod handler.

The Rod Handling System coupled with the Smart 6 Rig Control System allows for full automation increasing operator safety and productivity. Combining Epiroc’s cutting-edge technology of their drilling and rod handling operating systems brings the underground drilling industry a step closer to having ‘no hands-on-steel’ and taking a giant step forward towards a safer environment for the operators.

We are excited to be commissioning the rig next month at one of our valued client’s sites in the Goldfields.

The addition of the Epiroc GEN 2 MCR to our state-of-the-art fleet supports our Diamond Drill team to Enable Tomorrow, work Smarter Together and take No Shortcuts. Following these Barminco Principles will help create a safer environment for our people and will assist our client in consistently achieving production targets.