Diamec Smart 8

Underground core drilling rig

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Diamec Smart RCS

The Diamec Smart Rig Control System (RCS) enables automated drilling functions that increases both productivity and safety.


Powerful rig for demanding applications


The Diamec Smart 8 can be equipped with a state of the art rod handling system which removes the operator from many of the hazardous operations in the drilling process. All drilling operations are performed from a safe distance from the easy to use control panel, and the two-hand controller used for acknowledging the rod handler operations further improves the safety.

Sturdy and compact

The Diamec Smart 8 is the most powerful rig within the Diamec range. It is designed to be compact and still handle the forces generated when drilling deep holes. The combination of high torque, sturdy feed frame and powerful power unit, makes the Diamec Smart 8 a true deep-hole exploration rig.

Automated drilling

Diamec Smart 8 has an advanced Rig Control System allowing it to be operated automatically. From the touch screen on the remote control panel, drilling parameters are easily set and the monitored.

Product description

Diamec Smart 8 has a versatile design that makes it ideal for most underground core drilling applications. The sophisticated positioner and turntable makes it easy to reach desired drilling position and angle without any adjustments. The Diamec Smart 8 is equipped with an advanced Rig Control System (RCS) where most of the operations can be performed automatically. The protecting safety guards protect the operator from moving parts and all operations are performed from an easy to use control panel. The Diamec Smart 8 can also be equipped with a unique rod handling system that offers complete hands free rod handling. Adding and removing of drill rods, inner tubes and core barrels are completed by the rod handler.

Quick facts

Technical data

Main application area

Underground exploration

Drilling method

Core drilling

Drilling diameter

A ; B ; N ; H

Drilling depth capacity (see note)

0 m - 2 000 m

Chuck inner diameter

101 mm

Max. torque

2 425 Nm

Feed type

Direct acting cylinder feed with equal feed/pull force

Feed force

134 kN

Pull force

134 kN

Max. rod size

117,5 mm

Installed power

110 kW

Control system

CanBus Control-RCS4 with touch screen control panel

Carrier option


Main optional equipment

Flush pump ; Air oil cooler ; Bracing device ; Rod Handling System


The drill depth capacities only serve as guidelines and refer to vertical down drilling. Atlas Copco cannot guarantee that these results can be achieved in all drilling conditions. You find details about technical specifications in the brochure.
Transport dimensions (Drill rig)


Diamec Smart with rod handler

Diamec Smart core drilling rigs equipped with rod handler lets the operator work from a safe distance and avoid heavy lifting. The improved automated drilling functions improves productivity and extends the life of the consumables. Diamec Smart drilling rigs sets a new standard in core drilling.


Two-hand controller ensures safe operations of the rod handler