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XCMG's largest rotary drill rig rolls off the assembly line

Drill rigs are parked in an assembly yard
An XCMG XR1600E rotary drilling rig

The XR1600E, XCMG's largest rotary drilling rig, has officially rolled off the assembly line. It was designed and put into production for large-scale bridge pile construction and offshore wind power piling projects.

XCMG says that the model has set a number of world records with a maximum drilling diameter of 7.5 metres and a maximum drilling depth of 190 metres. The output torque of its power head is 1600kNm and the rotary drilling rig has a height of 42 metres and a weight of 520 tons.

The XR1600E uses technologies like a dual power source cooperative control and a modular combination technology of super-large tonnage rotary drilling rigs. The drill pile features visualized anti-banding rod technology that reduces the risk of smashing rods by 95 percent to ensure the safety of piling and foundation operations.

"The XR1600E owns more than 20 patents for invention and has fully elevated the level of construction capacity, performance, and safety, tackling the bottleneck problems of large-scale foundation construction like low efficiency and high cost that traditionally use reverse circulation drill to deliver high-quality piling performance. It will support the super infrastructure construction and create greater value for customers," says Wang Min, chairman and CEO of XCMG.

The XR1600E was built for cast-in-place concrete piles in projects of super-large diameter and super-hard rock at deep depths.

Enabled by strong technical expertise and an R&D platform, XCMG has launched a series of super tonnage products, including XR550D, XR800E, XR1200E, and more. The XR1600E is capable of meeting the requirements of large-scale construction projects, such as cross-sea bridges, offshore wind power farms, and super high-rise buildings.

The XR1600E was among the first products shipped from XCMG Foundation's new manufacturing base. When completed, the base will have an annual production capacity of 12,000 sets of various machinery equipment and is expected to generate 20 billion yuan in operating revenue by 2025. In the future, the base will become an important pillar for XCMG Foundation's development of five major sectors, namely piling machinery, trenchless piling machinery, mining machinery, mining and tunnelling machinery, and resource drilling machinery.

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