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Sandvik launches new hybrid tools

Sandvik Mining has launched new hybrid tools for longwall and continuous mining applications

Ailbhe Goodbody
Sandvik Mining has launched new hybrid tools for longwall and continuous mining applications

Sandvik Mining has launched new hybrid tools for longwall and continuous mining applications

The company stated that they are versatile cutting tools, providing both smooth cutting efficiency and durability in conditions ranging from soft rock to the harshest of environments.

The new hybrid design offer a blend of the efficient cutting characteristics of Sandvik’s cap designs, combined with the durability and long life of an insert style tip. The company said that this eliminates the need to stop and change tools when conditions change, saving time and money.

Sandvik hybrid tools are robust, but they feature an optimised profile for speed and productivity. Their design offers a tool with an efficient ‘slim’ profile, but can outlast larger tools with wide, blunt designs, enabling higher production rates and increased revenue.

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Sandvik hybrid tools are robust, but they feature an optimised profile for speed and productivity

The tapered lower portion provides added strength and stability precisely where it’s needed, minimising the risk of breakage. This amounts to significantly fewer interruptions for maintenance and, as a result, more time spent producing.

Mark Salter, product line support manager, mineral ground tools at Sandvik Mining, explained: “Our hybrid tips have also been designed with safety in mind, they contribute significantly to improving our customers working conditions. This is achieved via our low energy profile tip that penetrates better and generates less dust. Thanks to the robust design, less time is spent changing tools and reducing human exposure to the working face. This, coupled with increased up-time, higher productivity and the ability to work in a variety of conditions, means lower cost per tonne at the end of the day.”

The new Sandvik hybrid tools come in a variety of sizes that range from 30mm shank to 43mm for longwall applications. The hybrid cemented carbide tips include widths from 18mm to 25mm.

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