EDM MK-2 ROD FEEDER
An independent diamond rod handling system that is compatible with multiple machines and eliminates hazardous hands-on-steel operations associated with diamond drilling.
The MK-2 is the most advanced EDM Rod Feeder delivered to date, giving any exploration drilling contractor worldwide with a top head drive & main haul winch - and selected chuck drives - the opportunity to upgrade their existing fleet to instantly remove their drill crews from traditional drilling hazards and in doing so providing a safer service to their clients.
The MK-2 is a “Plug and Play Instant Safety Solution” eliminating repetitive hands-on steel tasks, and with improved cycle times that have come to be expected from the EDM Rod Feeder’s well-earned reputation.
All MK-2 operations are performed at its control panel where simple joystick commands are converted to the long and tedious series of consecutive manoeuvres doing away with any intervention from the driller’s assistant. The feeder arm, plug assist, smart tray, skewing rod shuffler and 5-axis rod gripper are configured to safely store, organise, load, unload and feed drill pipe and casing of 3, 6 and 9m lengths to and from drill operations.
The MK-2 is a containerised jack out and up sloop making for easy loading onto flatbed trucks and trailers. Two configurations are available - freestanding and self-propelled (track mounted). Tier 3 and 4 engine options are also available.
EDM believes in making “Hands off Steel Technology” accessible to the existing worldwide fleet of exploration drill rigs and the EDM MK-2 Rod Feeder is an important step toward safer exploration drilling projects worldwide.