Sandvik introduced the Alpha 360, a drilling tool system that complements the company’s Alpha 330. Alpha 360 offers a reinforced design, features double the standard thread life, and enables hole accuracy capable of ensuring higher productivity, the company reported. It is designed for 48- to 51-mm-hole sizes in face drilling and bolting. The short thread on the round rod gives superior resistance towards bending stresses, improved bit guidance and excellent energy transfer, Sandvik reported. The thread is guided inside the bit skirt, which enables high-precision collaring in complex rock formations and against uneven surfaces.
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