Simba ME7 C: Long-hole drilling rig - Atlas Copco USA

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Simba ME7 C: Long-hole drilling rig

Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation

800 732 6762

Simba ME7 C is a long-hole drilling rig for medium- to large-sized drifts in the 51 to 89 mm hole range. The rig is capable of ring drilling with parallel holes upward and downward with up to 6.4 m spacing. It is equipped with a high-performance tophammer rock drill and Atlas Copco’s Rig Control System (RCS) providing a sustainable high-precision solution for long-hole drilling.

Features & benefits

  • COP 1838ME 18 kW rock drill for high availability and high productivity.
  • Boom-mounted drilling unit for maximum reach and flexibility in both long-hole drilling and bolt-hole drilling.
  • Rod carousel for 17+1 rods for mechanized drilling up to 32 m.
  • The Simba ME7 C is controlled by the reliable, computerized Rig Control System (RCS) , which ensures precision, productivity, reliability and also ergonomic relief for the operator.

Technical description

Technical data

Air system
Air pressure gaugeYes
Screw compressorAtlas Copco GA 5
Capacity, max20 l/s at 7 bar
External air supply connection for hole blowingYes
Adjustable flow/pressureYes
Drilling unit
Adaptable to drill rods/pipesR32, TC35, T38, T45, (TDS64)
Adaptable to rods/pipes4', 5', 6'
Mechanized drilling Up to 32 m
Stingers on feedTwo forward and two backward
Rod Handling SystemRHS 17, 17+1 rods
EngineDeutz TCD 4-cylinder 2013 L04 2 V (Stage III A/EPA Tier 3)
Power rating120 kW at 572 rpm
TransmissionClark 24000
Axle, frontDANA Spicer 123/90
Axle, rearDANA Spicer 123/90, ± 8˚ oscillation
Tires 12.00xR24
Clearance outside axles15˚
Differential lock on front axleAutomatic
Hydrostatic power steering systemYes
All-wheel driveYes
Hydraulic jacks, front2 extendable
Hydraulic jacks, rear2
Service brakes2 separate circuits
Emergency and parking brakesSAHR
Fuel tank, volume416.4 gal
Electrical system24 Volt
Batteries2x125 Ah
Tramming lights8x70 W
Gradeability at max. load on drive wheels1:4
Beacon warning lampYes
Reverse alarmYes
Brake lightsYes
Protective roof, FOPS-approvedYes
Swingable operators seat with safety beltYes
Illuminated stairs for platformLED
Central lubrication systemYes
Rig alignment laser RAL 650Yes
Fire extinguisherYes
Spirit levelOne for longitudinal and one for sideways
Exhaust catalyserYes
Swingable seat for operating and trammingYes
Control system
Control systemRig Control System, RCS
Exposed components are designed and tested according to IP 65Yes
Transfer of data and back-up settingsUSB
Drill settings for up to 5 different drill bitsYes
Angle reading instrumentYes
Integrated diagnostic systemYes
Dimensions and weight
Height roof up120.08 inch
Turning radius, inner149.61 inch
Turning radius, outer255.9 inch
Ground clearance11.81 inch
Width88582.41 inch
Electrical system
Total installed power118 kW
Main motors2x55 kW
Voltage400-1000 V
Frequency50-60 Hz
Starting methodStar/delta
Overload protection for electric motorsElectronic
Digital volt/amperage meter in electrical cabinetYes
Phase sequence indicatorYes
Earth fault indicatorYes
Battery chargerYes
Transformer8 kVA
Working lights, mounted on roofHID
Cable reelYes
Positioning system
Feed extension, max47.24 inch
BoomBUT 45 PDL
Boom extension, max62.99 inch
Lifting angle, max+55º/-42°
Swinging angle, max±35°
Rotary accurator360°
Weight, boom only7495.71 lbs
Rock drill
Drilling methodTophammer
Rock drillCOP 1838

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Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation

800 732 6762