Sandvik’s Heavy Duty bits can as much as double top hammer service life

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing entirely new top hammer drill bits for the production drilling and quarrying markets at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021 in Las Vegas. Sandvik’s Heavy Duty bits will help customers increase productivity and improve sustainability through longer grinding intervals and extended service life.

The new Heavy Duty drill bits are made to last. Depending on rock conditions, top hammer customers can expect up to twice the service life compared to standard bits, as well as lower cost per meter and, ultimately, lower total drilling cost. The all-new design also helps improve safety and sustainability.

“With our Heavy Duty drill bits, we’ve worked hard to find the optimal design and carbide grades to deliver as much customer value as possible, both with regard to productivity and also sustainability,” said Fredrik Björk, Product Manager for Top Hammer Surface at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.

PowerCarbide: Longer service life, safer and more sustainable drilling

Upgrading the current bit assortment with new designs and groundbreaking PowerCarbideTM grades is an ongoing effort to increase customer value. For its Heavy Duty bits, Sandvik has added the self-hardening carbide grade SH70. By itself, the PowerCarbideTM SH70 grade can provide more than 50 percent longer service life, depending on rock conditions, and combined with the all-new design of the Heavy Duty bits, Sandvik presents a product that is tougher than ever. Longer service life also creates clear safety and sustainability advantages, including less handling and reduced injury risk, but also reduced manufacturing carbon footprint. Sandvik has its own carbide recycling program, where used carbide inserts can be recycled to increase circularity in the process.

“Including PowerCarbideTM SH70 in these new drill bits can help our customers achieve much greater drilling results,” said Thomas Blomfeldt, Product Manager for Top Hammer at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “Playing a part in improving safety and sustainability for our customers is a key priority at Sandvik, and our new Heavy Duty bits do just that.”

The Heavy Duty bits complement Sandvik’s current top hammer bit collection and are now available for both production drilling and quarrying in sizes ranging from 3 ½ to 4 inches.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 13, 2021 

For more information, please contact:
Fredrik Björk
Product Manager for Top Hammer Surface
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

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 industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2020 the Group had approximately 37,000 employees and revenues of about 86 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2020, sales were approximately 33.6 billion SEK with about 12,500 employees within continuing operations.