A non-magnetic alignment system for surface drilling applications and drill hole positioning has been developed.
Devico has created the DeviSight Surface, a GPS compass that “is designed to perform and record highly accurate measurements of azimuth inclination and roll planes at drill sites”.
“Using the GPS signal to measure alignment, the instrument provides 0.5 degree azimuth accuracy and calculates position within thirty centimetres of latitude and longitude,” the company said.
The equipment can be used for any surface drilling application such as drill collars and drill heads.
IT has a rechargeable battery that can run for 13 hours on a single charge.
“The DeviSight Surface features an onboard management system that connects to any smartphone by wifi and the collar azimuth can easily be transferred,” Devico added.