June 10, 2016
The development engineers have looked at all aspects of drill bit technology to ensure the longest possible service life for Powerbit. The bit shape is entirely new and the bit body steel is harder and stronger. Moreover, the new button technology is so effective that it is patented many times over. The previous semi-ballistic buttons have now been replaced with Atlas Copco Secoroc’s unique, patented Trubbnos shaped buttons. In addition the patented Enduro Extra surface treatment gives outstanding strength in all types of rock. So far, Powerbit has been put through more than 20 series of test at 13 test sites all over the world. A total of more than 50 km has been drilled in a great variety of rock conditions. At these sites, service life is up to 20 % better than the competition and the penetration rate is up to 10 % more effective than other leading bits on the market.
Extensive experience, together with thorough research, simulation and testing, have allowed Atlas Copco Secoroc to make the Powerbit range much more compact and versatile than before. There are now approximately 30% fewer bits in the range for tophammer rock drilling applications – making bit choice so much easier.
Atlas Copco Secoroc is known for the quality of its tophammer shank adapters and drill rods. A tried and tested combination of material choice, heat treatment, and the unique T-WiZ threads, means high up-time and effective drilling. With the launch of Powerbit, drillers now have a top-of-the line range of drill bits to match. Tests show that these bits work extremely well in any rock formation, and they outperformed the competing bits on all test sites.
Johan Thenor, Product Line Manager Tophammer and Handheld, Epiroc Drilling Tools AB
Phone: +46 (0)223 462 27, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivan Hadjiev, Global Product Manager Tophammer, Epiroc Drilling Tools AB
Phone: +46 (0)223 461 14, e-mail: email@example.com
Torbjörn Viberg, Communications Manager, Epiroc Drilling Tools AB
Phone: +46 223 463 84, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopcogroup.com.
Atlas Copco Secoroc is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets rock drilling tools worldwide. Its products are used for rock excavation within the mining and construction business for both surface and underground applications. The division is headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden and has production on six continents.
Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.