TCAD+ software system
The TCAD+ add-on instrumentation for Sandvik DT and DD series underground drill rigs significantly improves drilling accuracy. Therefore, it also decreases the amount of over- and under excavation.
It is an aiming tool designed for pre-designed drilling plan execution, featuring face drilling, long hole drilling and bolting hole plans on the screen. With its built-in data collection, TCAD+ provides information on hole position and angle logging as well as the drilling process. By improving the accuracy of drilling, the TCAD+ enables optimization of the whole tunneling project at hand: less loading and hauling, blasting, and concrete spraying means less time and money spent. In addition, high drilling accuracy gives more control over blasting, translating into improved overall safety.
TCAD+ is delivered together with Sandvik iSURE® tunnel process management software. This allows curve and drill plan design, and data analysis.
|Application||Face drilling, bolt hole drilling, long hole drilling
|Automatic cycle||Automatic hole length control according to drill plan
|User interface||12" high contrast full color display with touch screen control|
|Onboard diagnostics||Warnings, error and service log|
|Parameter handling||Back-up and restore via USB|
|Calibration||Sandvik calibration. Advanced boom depletion compensation.|
|Navigation methods||Total station navigation, tunnel laser navigation, drill bit navigation, curve calculation, restore previous navigation|
|Curve and drill plan design||Sandvik iSURE (Windows compatible)|