Sandvik Mining & Construction out of Alachua Florida engaged MEDATech Engineering in several projects to improve the performance of their blast hole drill product line. The biggest of the projects was to redesign to 100,000 lb pull down capacity machine. This project started in June 2009 and concluded in 2012. The project involved the following:
A new operators cab design that included HVAC system design as well as instrumentation layout and ergonomics.
A completely revised hydraulic system and cooling system.
New drill mast design (weight optimization).
New frame design (weight optimization).