IZ-KARTEX gets an award for drilling rig

Published date: 06 Jul 2021

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IZ-KARTEX got an award and bronze medal for drilling rig MR-200 at the exhibition Coal of Russia and Mining, which took place in Novokuznetsk on 1-4 June.

UZTM-KARTEX enterprises - Uralmashplant and IZ-KARTEX - presented their products at the XXIX International Specialized Exhibition of Mining Technologies "Coal of Russia and Mining". Thus, UZTM demonstrated the modernized EKG-18M and EKG-35 to the visitors.

IZ-KARTEX, in addition to its traditional products - mining excavators - presented a novelty at the exhibition: a diesel-hydraulic drilling rig MR-200, designed for drilling blast holes of 170-250 mm in diameter. The rig can perform directional drilling with an angle of 30° maximum thanks to the mast locking devices. Another feature of the installation is the fully hydraulic main and auxiliary mechanisms of the machine.

“This is the first drilling rig of its kind in the Russian engineering industry. When designing the equipment, we took into account the experience of operation and maintenance of diesel-hydraulic machines of foreign manufacture. We expect that the MR-200 will seriously compete with its imported counterparts,” said Stanislav Tikhomirov, chief designer of the project.

The first prototype of MR-200 was manufactured in May; today its factory tests are underway. Soon, IZ-KARTEX plans to start the pilot operation of the first model at one of the Kuzbass open-pit mines.