Epiroc debuts tools for drilling in quarries

By |  December 13, 2023
An Epiroc Grey line tophammer bit mounted on a drill rig. Photo: Epiroc

An Epiroc Grey line tophammer bit mounted on a drill rig. Photo: Epiroc

Epiroc introduced new drilling tools that are optimized for the quarrying and construction industries.

According to Epiroc, its new Grey line drill bits were developed for European quarrying and surface construction drilling conditions. As the company describes, the drill bits are ideal for less demanding rock conditions, and they help to increase rock drilling efficiency.

The new drill bits are compatible with Epiroc’s T-thread drill string. They can be used on the Epiroc Yellow line rods and on other manufacturers’ rods using the same common thread type.

“With the new Epiroc Grey line bits, we have a fantastic opportunity to supply the surface construction segment with a product that will boost productivity but also provide the lowest cost per meter,” says Johan Thenor, head of product marketing for tophammer Grey line products at Epiroc.

The Epiroc Grey line drill string will be manufactured in four different locations, improving availability while making it more accessible to customers around the world.

“By utilizing our global manufacturing footprint in the best way possible, we can ensure we produce closer to the market, but also secure product availability,” Thenor says.

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