November 4, 2022
Anyone working with drum cutting equipment will recognize this situation. Picks stick and stop rotating and it’s necessary to spend time every day with a hammer making sure they are all rotating freely. Also, working in rock or concrete, it’s unavoidable that picks wear out, and replacing them onsite is hard, time-consuming work.
More uptime, lower operating costs
According to Epiroc, the unique design of HexPicks (patent pending) is specifically intended to contribute to faster and easier pick maintenance and replacement. Instead of using a hammer and a degree of force, HexPicks can be unstuck or replaced on the jobsite with very little effort using a standard hexagon wrench. In addition, HexPicks come with the Epiroc QuickSnap retaining system, offering savings in time of more than 50% compared with normal circlips or knock-on retainers. The smart retaining clips enable the picks to be changed in a matter of seconds.
It all adds up to more uptime and lower operating costs, and the benefits don’t end there. The HexPicks’ design also protects the drum’s pick box and allows better rotation, which optimizes the pick resharpening process.
Only available from Epiroc, HexPicks are suitable for use with transverse drum cutters, V Cutters and longitudinal cutters. From 2023 HexPicks will be standard for all deliveries from the Epiroc factory.
Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 36 billion in 2020, and has 14 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.
Epiroc’s Tools & Attachments division develops, manufactures and markets rock drilling tools, exploration drilling tools, ground support equipment and hydraulic attachment tools. The products are used for rock excavation, mining, construction, demolition and recycling. The division also provides related service. It has production facilities on six continents, including major facilities in Sweden and Germany. Learn more at www.epiroc.com.