Cat Blasthole Drill Cuts Costs; Improves Drilling Efficiency

The new Cat MD6250 blasthole drill delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) modes. Featuring automated operation, the drill runs within ideal operating parameters for maximum bit life, hole accuracy and reduced total cost of ownership. A sculpted frame design boasts heavy cross-bracing in high-load areas for maximum machine longevity. The machine’s four leveling jacks, mast pivot and deck are welded integrally to the main frame for maximum durability.

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Boart Longyear Offers TruCore Orientation System

Boart Longyear’s TruCore is an easy-to-use electronic core-orientation system. Built from high-quality steel, TruCore also features a field replaceable battery. TruCore will help you improve driller health and safety with reduced manual handling time and a better ergonomic position when reading core orientations.

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Furukawa Rock Drills Promotes Top-Hammer Drills

Furukawa Rock Drills provide the ultimate combination of performance and economy, according to the company. Built tough, its Top Hammer, DTH Drills and Pneumatic Drills are equipped with features that maximize efficiency to assure high-performance at a low operating cost:

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Rockmore’s Vector Rod System Advances Drilling

Rockmore International will officially unveil its new Vector Rod System to the North American construction and aggregate industries at ConExpo-Con/Agg. Conceived to be a major breakthrough in improving performance and service life of extension drill tools in surface and underground percussive drilling applications, the new line of drill tools promises tremendous advantages in productivity and reliability.

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Fastec Imaging’s High-Speed Camera Records Blasting Events

Fastec Imaging’s TS5 handheld high-speed camera enables you to record all of your mining and blasting operations. Using slow motion replay, you can analyze and troubleshoot events you have been missing with normal speed video. High-speed imaging is used to determine the effects of blasts or the actual firing times of blast holes and the nature of the rock movement.

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