UNDERGROUND

Sandvik launches RDX5 rock drill

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched the new Sandvik RDX5 rock drill to complement its rock drill offering for underground drill rigs

Staff reporter
The new Sandvik RDX5 rock drill

The new Sandvik RDX5 rock drill

According to Sandvik, the new RDX5 rock drill is a robust replacement for its established HLX5 rock drill model and is designed to exceed its 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 pressurised seams.

Innovations have been made to several components, such as the flushing head, the gear housing and body cylinder, to deliver excellent durability for internal items. The new RDX5 also has a new percussion package and piston design for 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.

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