Every part of the drill string must perform optimally. That’s why we pay equal attention to shock absorbers, pipes and drill bits. For you, it means that you can get a complete, unbeatable drill string from a single supplier: Epiroc.
Each component is important
When developing a rotary drilling system, most of the attention is given to the drill rig – the capital equipment that requires significant investment and hence a planned payback. The second priority in the system tends to be choice of rotary tricone drill bit. However, to utilize the full power and capacity of the rig and the bit, and at the same time increase service life and productivity, serious consideration should be given to each component in the drill string.
The drill string’s primary purpose
The primary purpose of the drill string is to transmit the rotational torque and weight from the rotary head power source to the rock breaking drill bit. As in every rock drilling method, the power must be transmitted as efficiently as possible, and return as few vibrations as possible, as these cause unnecessary wear on the drill rig and reduce penetration rates.
A reliable and durable drill string is key to successful automated drilling. As a leading drill steel and rig provider, Epiroc not only offers complete drill strings, but also total rock drilling solutions. In us, mining professionals find the only true one-stop shop for tomorrow’s fully automated, integrated drilling solutions.