A (R)EVOLUTION IN TOP HAMMER DRILLINGFOR MINING AND TUNNELING

New Sandvik Alpha™ 340 Asymmetric drilling tools are the latest innovation in Top Hammer drilling for mining and tunneling. Inspired by the force of evolution and powered for a successful drilling operation.



THE POWER OF INNOVATION

Innovating for tomorrow is in our DNA. The power and durability of the evolution are sources of inspiration for the asymmetric thread in the new Sandvik Alpha™ Asymmetric drilling tools. We call it a (r)evolution, as it shapes the future of mining and tunneling.

SANDVIK ALPHA™ 340 ASSYMETRIC DRILLING TOOLS THREAD

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ASYMMETRY IS A FORCE OF NATURE

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The irregular-shaped claws signify strength for the fiddler crab; they show that asymmetry is a part of survival.

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The camouflage pattern helps the snake adapt and survive, proving that asymmetry is a force of nature.


MADE TO LAST LONG AND DRILL STRAIGHT

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PROVED EFFICIENCY WITH NEW SANDVIK ALPHA™ 340 ASYMMETRIC DRILLING TOOLS

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Our customers liked the old Sandvik Alpha™ 330 drilling tools and didn't see any reason to change them. That was until they tried the new Sandvik Alpha™ 340 Asymmetric drilling tools.… The results coming back from our users are astonishing.

Robert Grandin
Product Manager, ROCK TOOLS Top Hammer UNDERGROUND


POWERCARBIDE™

PowerCarbide™ is our most advanced materials technology and can optimize any drilling application. In Sandvik Alpha™ Asymmetric drilling tools, we use three types of PowerCarbide™ – GC81, SH70, and XT49.

SH70 has "self-hardening" grades that can become more wear resistant and tougher as drilling progresses.

GC81 carbide has a hardness gradient grade with high wear resistant on the outside, while the center provides the needed toughness.

The XT49 grade is more resilient against breakages, enabling more button protrusion and a sharper geometry for faster drilling.

Discover the benefits of our PowerCarbide™.

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DESIGNED FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Underground drilling involves a lot of challenges. New Sandvik Alpha™ 340 Asymmetric drilling tools are a wise choice for the environment and the workplace safety. The prolonged rod life means fewer rod changes and less heavy lifting for the driller. It is also a more sustainable choice for the environment.

Sandvik Alpha™ 340 Asymmetric drilling tools are included in our recycling program of used cemented carbide tools. The metal will be converted back into basic raw materials and reused.



SANDVIK ALPHA™ ASSYMETRIC DRILLING TOOLS Q&A