Sandvik introduces the fastest drill bit in the industry

Sandvik is presenting the Speedy bit – the fastest drill bit in the industry. In addition to 10% higher drilling speed, the innovative Speedy bit also delivers great collaring accuracy and hole quality.

By increasing the drilling speed with up to 10% compared to a standard bit with ballistic buttons, the Speedy bit can save users one hour per day for each drill rig.

“Sandvik is continuing to break ground in the drilling business with the introduction of Speedy bit. With increased drilling speed, customers can expect significant cost savings. This can translate into more than 100,000 dollars per year and drill rig,” says Robert Grandin, Product Manager for Underground Top Hammer at Sandvik Rock Tools.

He adds: “Since drilling faster also reduces machine related costs per meter advanced, such as for operators and maintenance, the Speedy bit is an excellent example of our aim to always maximize the output of our customers’ investments.”

The Speedy bit, which features one of Sandvik’s new PowerCarbide grades, outperforms the standard bits in the industry with aggressive buttons that penetrate deeper with each strike and increase cutting size. The patented elevated front breaks the rock in two levels and improves the flushing flow, while large sludge grooves enable quick removal also of large cuttings.

Sandvik Speedy bits are available in three dimensions: 45, 48 and 51 mm.

“The Speedy bit has already proved its performance in the field during more than 20 trials in mine development and tunneling. On average, drill speed increased by 9% compared to bits with ballistic buttons, including several regrinds,” says Robert Grandin.

As a leading supplier to the rock drilling industry, Sandvik continues to drive the technology forward. We always offer a full drill string from shank adapter to bit, designed for excellent reliability, performance and longevity. The Speedy bit, which is already available to order, is developed to boost productivity in the whole drilling process.

Sandvik Group

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2017, the Group had approximately 43,000 employees and sales of 91 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2017, sales were approximately 37 billion SEK with about 15,000 employees in continuing operations.