This is a self-contained small drill rig for drilling holes and installing rock bolts in low-height stopes. By clamping itself between the footwall and hanging wall the Autorock rig stabilises and guides the rock drill, allowing remote operation and faster penetration. This gives marked improvements in safety and productivity.
The Autorock rig is made in a number of models, to suit different stope widths, user preference of power sources and rock drills.
Today more than 5000 units are operated in South Africa.