Atlas Copco Announces the EDGE Drill Monitor for DTH Drilling
Atlas Copco is revolutionizing down-the-hole hammer drilling, by providing a simple graphical display to show the driller what is happening with the hammer and, therefore, the bit at the bottom of the hole. This real-time feedback will allow the driller to optimize the penetration rate, maintain good flushing and reduce the chance of over-extending the tools, thereby avoiding breakage and costly delays.
Testing by experienced drillers has revealed that EDGE equalizes production at a higher level from one driller to the next and decreases the training period for new drillers. EDGE also gives companies the ability to move drillers to locations unfamiliar to them, bringing them up to speed on the local geologic formations and their specific drilling characteristics instantly.
T.J. Plunkett, Atlas Copco’s Engineering Manager for Secoroc DTH Products, said “Around the world, experienced drillers use Secoroc tools because of the advanced technology and productivity. Yet, because of lack of training or experience, some customers are unable to benefit from the full value engineered into our products. The Secoroc EDGE drill monitor provides the driller the ability to squeeze every dollar out of our tools.”
Plunkett and the DTH engineering group have many new innovations in the works, all focused on increasing productivity and tool life. Plunkett said, “We realize our customers invest heavily in us, and we want them to know we are investing heavily in them, too."
For further information please contact:
- Caroline He
Marketing Communication Specialist
Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
Phone: +86 10 6528 0517
Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India.
Atlas Copco Secoroc is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets rock drilling tools worldwide. Its products are used for rock excavation within the mining and construction business for both surface and underground applications. The division is headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden and has production in six continents.