Epiroc has pioneered the world of hard materials for drilling many times. Now we are introducing Powerbit X with diamond-protected buttons, which can significantly prolong the replacement intervals. Less exposure to danger for operators, more uptime and lower CO2 emissions are some of the benefits.
Fewer drill bit changes improve safety
The less time an operator spends on changing drill bits, the better. Every avoided bit change eliminates the risk of slipping and falling and prevents injured backs, hands and fingers as well as increase the drilling time.
“Powerbit X is a game-changer when it comes to safety. The diamond-protected buttons gives the drill bits substantially longer service life than those with standard buttons as well as maximizes the drilling time, which means fewer changes, higher productivity and less exposure to danger for operators.” –
Boost productivity by drilling without interruption
Powerbit X realizes the full potential of remotely and automatically controlled drilling. The long drill bit life means that it is possible to drill in auto mode over lunch breaks, shift changes and blast ventilation cycles.
“An operator can complete a single hole with only one drill bit. The alternative with in-hole bit replacements is time-consuming and quickly adds substantial productivity losses. It is possible to save hundreds of hours by changing to this new technology using buttons protected by diamonds.” –