Sandvik unveiled the RH560 down-the-hole (DTH) hammer, which delivers a long service life that reduces drilling costs, the company reported. Enhanced air cycle and piston design deliver higher striking power, while fewer internal parts provide outstanding reliability, minimizing failures and downtime. In tests in varying rock condition, the hammer delivered up to a 15% increase in penetration rate, with smoother collaring and straighter blastholes, Sandvik reported. It also enables the drilling of larger holes at the same speed as a smaller hole with a standard hammer.
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