Epiroc rolls out longer life drill bits

Epiroc has launched a new range of DTH drill bits for down-the-hole drilling. 
Breaking, Drilling & Blasting / January 18, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
Epiroc says the new DTH drill bits offer 20% longer service life
Epiroc says the new DTH drill bits offer 20% longer service life

The Swedish manufacturer says that, thanks to the new design and the use of the new Epiroc carbide, the drill bits improve productivity and profitability while ensuring better workdays for operators.

The new DTH drill bits feature an all-new face design, designed for optimised flushing and handling of drill cuttings. The bits also have more buttons, which increase the overall energy when drilling. There are are three different button shapes to choose from to tackle different drilling needs and types of rock: Epiroc Trubbnos, spherical and ballistic buttons.

Epiroc says that the new DTH drill bits are produced with improved heat treatment and increased face hardness, and offer a more durable, sturdier and robust bit, with increased service life.

"If we add up the new design features and the improved materials usage, it’s safe to say that Epiroc DTH drill bits will last up to 20% longer compared to an older version of our drill bits," says Fredrik Gransell, global product portfolio manager at Epiroc Rock Drilling Tools. 

Delaney Erickson, global product manager DTH.at Epiroc Rock Drilling Tools, adds: "You can expect more drilled meters per shift from high-performing Epiroc bits, which is good for both your revenue and profitability."

For operators, Epiroc says the longer service life means fewer interruptions and more undisturbed drilling, one of the most sought-after improvements. 

The company adds that the DTH drill bits aso reduce the customers’ footprints as they can drill more and still use fewer bits. As a result, less energy and raw materials are used to produce bits, and there are fewer transports and less waste.

The new DTH drill bits are now available globally.

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