Home Networking company Rajant and Epiroc Announce Validation of Semi-Autonomous and Autonomous Surface Drilling Globally

Rajant and Epiroc Announce Validation of Semi-Autonomous and Autonomous Surface Drilling Globally


Enabling Wireless M2M Connectivity and Mobility with Rajant Kinetic Mesh

Malvern, Pennsylvania – July 13, 2022: Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, announce successful validation for semi-autonomous and autonomous drilling. As part of the validation, deployment best practice guidelines were created to support the deployment of Epiroc drills with Rajant BreadCrumbs®. Epiroc has a permanent deployment at its test facility in South Africa to demonstrate semi-autonomous and autonomous exercises using Rajant BreadCrumbs.

Rajant is deployed on dozens of Epiroc semi-autonomous and autonomous drills around the world, some of which include:

  • Semi-Autonomous
    • Anglo-American – Sishen
    • Anglo-American – Mogalakwena
    • Anglo-American – Los Bronces

  • Autonomous drills

“Improving operational safety and productivity in mining operations is the by-product of Rajant Kinetic Mesh. It is the only industrial wireless network enabling machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and mobility over markets such as surface and underground mining,” shares Geoff Smith, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Rajant. “Unlike other wireless networks that rely on fixed infrastructure, Rajant Mobile BreadCrumbs can communicate with each other, allowing machines to interconnect, which adds additional layers of connectivity and redundancy, while Rajant InstaMesh® networking software self-optimizes to overcome constant environmental changes, data loads , interference and displacement requirements of modern mines. »

Brian Doffing, Vice President of Integration at Epiroc, adds, “Rajant’s unique technology offering has been instrumental in enabling our joint customers to scale their standalone solutions. This not only includes Epiroc drills, but opens the door to all connected equipment at the mine site. »


About Epiroc
Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. Using cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and has passionate people who support and collaborate with customers in over 150 countries. For more information, visit Epiroc.com.

About Rajant Corporation
Rajant Corporation is the broadband communications technology company that invented Kinetic Mesh® networking, BreadCrumb® wireless nodes and InstaMesh® networking software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that harnesses the power of real-time data to deliver critical business information on demand. A low latency, high throughput and secure solution for a variety of data, voice, video and standalone applications, Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh networks provide industrial customers with total mobility, allowing them to take their applications and data from private network anywhere. With successful deployments in over 70 countries for military, mining, port, rail, oil and gas, petrochemical, municipal and agricultural customers. Rajant is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with additional facilities and offices in Arizona and Kentucky. For more information, visit Rajant.com or follow Rajant on LinkedIn and Twitter.