The new RDX5 rock drill from Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is designed for underground drill rigs. It is a replacement for the company’s popular HLX5 rock drill model, which is said to have a longstanding reputation for being the world’s most reliable rock drill.
The RDX5 rock drill has a significantly increased minimum service interval than the previous HLX5. Its design follows that of the HLX5, with a minimal number of moving parts and pressurised seams. Innovations have also been made to several components, such as the flushing head, the gear housing and body cylinder, to deliver a completely new level of durability for internal items.
In addition, the new RDX5 has a new percussion package and patented piston design that enables improved energy efficiency. Ideal for face and long hole drilling, as well as rock bolting, the new RDX5 rock drill is 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.