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Drilling & Blasting

Hands-free rod handling improves safety

23rd October 2020 A hands-free rod handling system which is designed to fully automate the loading of drill rods and core barrel operation, has been released. Pacific Technologies and its drilling rigs supplier, Hanjin D&B, announced the new solution which is said to be particularly suited for applications such as... 

New and improved rock drill launched

23rd October 2020 A new rock drill that promises greater reliability, reduced operating costs and improved productivity, has recently been launched. The RDX5 rock drill from Swedish mining gear and metal-cutting tools maker Sandvik,  features new design aspects such as pressurised seams to increase durability. The... 

New and improved rock drill launched
The RDX5 rock drill from Sandvik,

Electric drill rig set to transform mining

21st August 2020 A transition from diesel-driven to battery-powered drill rigs is expected across Southern African mines, with the introduction of a highly-automated underground electric drill rig. The innovation has been in development for the past three years and, accoding to Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology,... 

Electric drill rig set to transform mining
The Sandvik DD422iE’s electric drill rig

Vehicle-mounted drilling unit installed

17th July 2020 Positive-grip, pressed-section planks and walkways have been installed for the Chamber of Mines rescue drilling unit based at Colliery Training College (CTC) at eMalahleni in Mpumalanga. The walkway’s non-slip features, combined with its high strength-to-weight ratio, make it particularly... 

Vehicle-mounted drilling unit installed
Mentis Die-Line walkways and planks installed around a drill vehicle


By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2019 South African manufacturer of specialist exploration drilling machinery and consumables. Includes making the entire range of impregnated and surface set diamond drill bits and reaming shells, and PCD and other specialist bits.  Kempe and MetreEater diamond drills.  Full engineering workshop... 


Epiroc South Africa (Pty) Ltd

12th November 2018 Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables. Tel: +27(0) 11... 

Epiroc South Africa (Pty) Ltd

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