The new Sandvik RDX5 rock drill - a new standard of reliability
20 September 2019
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is launching the new Sandvik RDX5 rock drill to complement its rock drill offering for underground drill rigs.
The new RDX5 rock drill is a robust replacement for the established HLX5 rock drill model in Sandvik drilling equipment, which has a heritage and longstanding reputation for being the world’s most reliable rock drill. The new RDX5 rock drill is designed to honor its predecessor by exceeding that well-known reliability.
The new RDX5 rock drill has a significantly increased minimum service interval than the previous HLX5 model. Its design follows that of the HLX5, with a minimal number of moving parts and pressurized seams. Innovations have been made to several components, such as the flushing head, the gear housing and body cylinder, to deliver a completely new level of durability for internal items. The new RDX5 also has a new percussion package and patented piston design which enables improved energy efficiency.
Designed for face and long hole drilling, as well as rock bolting, the new RDX5 rock drill is completely interchangeable with HLX5 rock drills in all applications where used.
The RDX5 rock drill is now available as an option for new Sandvik equipment and to replace existing HLX5 through local Sandvik Parts & Services.
Source: Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology