Klaw bit - reducing total drilling costs at PT. Kayan Putra Utama Coal
The Klaw Bit indicates signigican performance improvements compare to earlier drill bits used on site. From the results of long term operational use on KPUC site, the Klaw Bit has provided superior penetration rates and product life time.
Kayan Putra Utama Coal (KPUC) is one of the largest mining companies in Indonesia. Currently KPUC operates drilling machines aat two mining operations in Kalimantan, Segihan and Malinau. Segihan's site drilling fleet concists of 3 Atlas Copco DM45's for Blast Hole.
Atlas Copco is not only trusted to be the supplier for the drilling units, but are also the supplier for the drilling consumables. The most important challenge for the drilling consumables at KPUC is how to increase productivity, penetration rate and the overall lifetime of the drill bit. With such challenges, Atlas Copco has provided an innovative solution in the form of a product called the Klaw Bit.
"The Klaw Bit is the solution to our main problem in improving penetration, productivity rates and lifetime of the drill bit. With these faster drilling practices, we thereby achieve savings in overall production time"
With the addition of a "value added" Cost Per Meter (CPM) partnership that is conducted between Atlas Copco and KPUC there are additional distinct advantages namely:
• Saving on inventory costs
• Goods availability is guaranteed.
• Premium product guarantee with fixed cost per meter drilled.
• Increased penetration rate up to 200%.
• Saving on fuel and maintenance.
• Increased the life time of the drill bit up
to 60,000 meters.
Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.