Sandvik Pantera

Sandvik Pantera high-pressure DTH drill rig

The drill rig has been developed to take advantage of mining industry trends towards fully autonomous operation – with options allowing owners to benefit from automation technology as their needs and mining operations change.

Design Project

The client requested complete new and bold design for the biggest drill rig of their range. Concept design was done around the chosen engine/frame layout, with very little restrictions. I worked very closely with the Tampere engineering team, and I got a priviledge to execute freely the design ideas, and at the end of the project they were surprisingly close to the concept 3D models. Project was made in 2013/2014.

Red Dot Award 2014

Sandvik has been awarded the red dot design award for its advanced high-pressure DTH drill. Surpassing thousands of world-class entrants, the new Pantera™ DI6400 DTH percussive drill rig was held to be the ‘best of the best’ by a panel of design experts.