New rock drill puts consistency first

2015 Dec 22

Atlas Copco has launched a new 14 kW low pressure (145 bar) rock drill for surface drilling in smaller, cost-critical operations.

The RD 14S is the first of a new line designed with two main bodies and an enhanced single dampener system to optimize performance and ease of use. Intended for drilling in the hole
range 64 mm–102 mm, the new rock drill uses T38 and T45 drill rods and air for flushing of the holes.

“We are excited to be able to offer this product to a somewhat new category of customers,” says Morgan Kanflod, Product Portfolio Manager at Atlas Copco. “The RD 14S is for drillers who prioritize reliability, ease of maintenance and consistent performance over time.” The RD 14S is ideal for mounting on smaller surface drill rigs such as the PowerROC T25DC and for repowering older rigs such as ECM/CM 470. In addition,
it will be available to other rig manufacturers.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.

New rock drill puts consistency first