The new Sandvik RDX5 rock drill - a new standard of reliability

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is launching the new Sandvik RDX5 rock drill to complement its rock drill offering for underground drill rigs.

The new RDX5 rock drill is a robust replacement for the established HLX5 rock drill model in Sandvik drilling equipment, which has a heritage and longstanding reputation for being the world’s most reliable rock drill. The new RDX5 rock drill is designed to honor its predecessor by exceeding that well-known reliability.

The new RDX5 rock drill has a significantly increased minimum service interval than the previous HLX5 model. Its design follows that of the HLX5, with a minimal number of moving parts and pressurized seams. Innovations have been made to several components, such as the flushing head, the gear housing and body cylinder, to deliver a completely new level of durability for internal items. The new RDX5 also has a new percussion package and patented piston design which enables improved energy efficiency.

Designed for face and long hole drilling, as well as rock bolting, the new RDX5 rock drill is completely interchangeable with HLX5 rock drills in all applications where used.

The RDX5 rock drill is now available as an option for new Sandvik equipment and to replace existing HLX5 through local Sandvik Parts & Services.

Tampere, 20 September, 2019

For more information, please contact:

Timo Laitinen
Vice President Business Unit Rock Drills
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Tel: +358 40 539 4730
timo.laitinen@sandvik.com
rocktechnology.sandvik

Michael Bruninx
Vice President
Commercial Global Parts and Services
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Tel: +31 6 2166 5978
michael.bruninx@sandvik.com
rocktechnology.sandvik

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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 2018, the Group had approximately 42,000 employees and sales of 100 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 2018, sales were approximately 43 billion SEK with about 15,000 employees in continuing operations.