Atlas Copco develop new rock drill

Atlas Copco have created a new low pressure rock drill for surface drilling applications.

Its new, 14 kW, RD 14S is the first of what Atlas Copco claims is a new line of rock drills.

“It is intended for the customer whose top priority is to operate a reliable rock drill with consistent performance over time,” the company said in a statement.

The RD 14S drill is designed with two main bodies and a single dampening system, which minimises the number of moving parts, for easier maintenance and overall operation.

It also comes with a number of unnamed safeguards.

“The RD 14S is intended for customers which prioritize reliability and ease of maintenance rather than  peak performance;  for smaller operations where cost is critical this would be an optimum rock drill of choice,” Atlas Copco product portfolio manager David Jonsson said.

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