August 25, 2023
"Operating in this awe-inspiring environment requires us to be innovative and efficient.
The frequent drill bit changes were a significant hurdle in our operations. We were intrigued by the potential of the Epiroc Powerbit X and the Epiroc SR35 system to address this issue."
The Powerbit X and Epiroc SR35 Revolution
Sargın Insaat AS had previously been using regular rope thread system products from other suppliers. The introduction of the Epiroc Powerbit X, with its diamond-protected technology, and the Epiroc SR35 system promised to be the solution Sargın was looking for. Designed for longevity and efficiency, the Epiroc Powerbit X and Epiroc SR35 were put to the test in the hard rock conditions of the Eti Bakır Murgul mine.
"The results were nothing short of remarkable. The Powerbit X and Epiroc SR35 system drilled more meters per shift and lasted significantly longer than our previous equipment. It has significantly improved our drilling operations."
Boosting Productivity and Simplifying Logistics
The extended lifespan of the Epiroc Powerbit X and the Epiroc SR35 system has had a profound impact on productivity. Fewer bit changes mean more continuous drilling time, leading to a noticeable increase in the meters drilled per shift.
"The productivity gains have been substantial. But the benefits don't stop there. The longer lifespan of the Epiroc Powerbit X and the Epiroc SR35 system also simplifies our logistics. We need fewer deliveries, which is a significant advantage."
"From a warehouse perspective, the Epiroc Powerbit X and the Epiroc SR35 system have made our lives easier. We're dealing with fewer deliveries and less stock, which has streamlined our operations. The consumption of bits has reduced by about 75%. This reduction equals to thousands of drill bits per year which needs to be handled throughout the operations."
Accelerating Development and Enhancing System Performance
The implementation of the Epiroc Powerbit X and the Epiroc SR35 system has not only transformed the drilling operations, but also accelerated the overall development of the mine.
"Our target was to complete the job by September. Now, with the current pace of development, we seem to be able to complete the job earlier than initially estimated. The Epiroc Powerbit X and the Epiroc SR35 system are enablers for our ambitious plans and development pace."
"We anticipate that the improved efficiency and reduced wear and tear from the Epiroc Powerbit X and Epiroc SR35 system will extend the service life of the rock drill and feed system, providing further benefits to our customers."
"The Epiroc Powerbit X and the Epiroc SR35 system have been game-changers for Sargın. It's always rewarding to see our products making a real difference for our customers."