The new drill string, with its combination of T-WiZ Speedrods and T-WiZ shank adapters, offers up to 30% longer service life. Which means fewer rod changes and more productivity per shift.
Wear out before breakage
T-WiZ is a tough thread system thanks to the greater thread stability. In fact, it’s robust enough to prevent product breakage in the blast hole. Which means a shift in focus from all those time-consuming rod and shank changes to maintaining a much leaner stock.
Boosts bench and production drilling
Regardless of assignment – underground, in surface mines or on construction sites – the difference is considerable. There’s no better way to work through tough formations and fractured rock. And, since it’s the toughest T-thread system on the market, T-WiZ features greater thread stability and quicker rod changes.
Trumps the competition
T-WiZ translates into a very real boost in productivity. Thanks to the increase in capacity, it drills more holes per shift, opening up the possibility of quicker blasting and a more rapid advance. With lower labor costs, minimized stock, less administration – not to mention fewer rods and shanks in circulation – T-WiZ helps drillers stay on top of their projects.
This brand new drilling system comes in three dimensions – the T38-WiZ, T45-WiZ and T51-WiZ Speedrods and shank adapters designed for extension or drifting drill strings.
Naturally, Secoroc’s comprehensive range of top hammer bits matches the T-WiZ drilling rods to perfection – with the added benefit of being easier to release and change.
* High-resolution color photographs of the new Secoroc T-WiZ are available for download on the Atlas Copco photo archive website.
For further information please contact:
• Per-Olof Einarsson, Product Specialist Tophammer Products, Atlas Copco Secoroc
P: +46 223 463 82 / E: per-olof.einarsson[.]se.atlascopco.com.
Atlas Copco (atlascopco.com) is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3).
Atlas Copco Secoroc is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets rock drilling tools worldwide. Its products are used for rock excavation within the mining and construction business for both surface and underground applications. The division is headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden and has production in six continents.