Sandvik Alpha 360 – the next generation drilling tool system that lasts twice as long

Sandvik is introducing the new drilling tool system Alpha 360 – an improved and amplified version that complements the company’s best-selling system Sandvik Alpha 330. With a reinforced design, Alpha 360 can last twice as long as a standard thread in the industry. Its hole accuracy also enables higher productivity in tunneling and mine development.

The new Alpha 360 is developed to deliver unprecedented rock tools performance and at the same time boost productivity in the whole drill-and-blast cycle.

“Alpha 360 is yet another example of our aim to provide customers with products that will maximize the output of their investments, says Robert Grandin, Product Manager for Underground Top Hammer, at Sandvik Rock Tools. “High drilling accuracy is crucial to ensure that the tunnel gets the desired direction and profile. Straight and parallel holes also improve the advance per blast.”

The Alpha 360, which is designed for Ø 48-51 mm hole sizes in face drilling and bolting, features a very strong thread design. The short thread on the round rod gives superior resistance towards bending stresses, improved bit guidance and excellent energy transfer.

The sturdy thread is guided inside the bit skirt, which enables high precision collaring also in complex rock formations and against uneven surfaces.

“As a leading supplier to the rock drilling industry, Sandvik continues to drive the technology forward,” says Robert Grandin. “We always offer a full drill string from shank adapter to bit, designed for excellent reliability, performance and longevity.”

Sandvik Alpha 360 is available from stock today.

Sandviken, Sweden, December 05th 2018

For more information contact:

Robert Grandin
Product Manager, Top Hammer Tools - Underground Applications
Rock Tools
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Tel: +4626262114
Email: robert.grandin@sandvik.com

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Sandvik Group
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2017, the Group had approximately 43,000 employees and sales of 91 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2017, sales were approximately 37 billion SEK with about 15,000 employees in continuing operations.