ROCKMORE INTERNATIONAL OPENS NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Rockmore International has announced the opening of an additional manufacturing center. The 12,000,000 USD
facility, located in Judenburg, Austria, officially opened in January 2012. Along with their existing plant
in the USA, this effectively doubles Rockmore’s production capacity. Situated on a 21,000 square meter
(5.2 acre) site in a new industrial park zone in Judenburg, Austria, the new plant is 7,500 square meters,
or 81,000 square feet, and features advanced heat treatment equipment, automated CNC production machinery,
and a state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facility. The new plant manufactures primarily drill rods
for extension and tunneling drill rigs.
ROCKMORE ANNOUNCES NEW ROK 500DH DTH HAMMER
The ROK 500DH is the first release in Rockmore International’s newly announced Deep Hole hammer series.
As a 5 inch class hammer, the 500DH is targeted to drill 5.50 inch (140 mm) to 6.00 inch (152 mm) diameter
holes. The ROK 500DH is
designed to increase drilling effectiveness and efficiency in deep hole
applications such as geothermal, exploration, water-well, and in other mining and construction sectors.
Unique drilling requirements in such applications often demand drilled holes exceeding 1,000 ft (300m)
deep and include high volumes of water, thus presenting great challenges for conventional DTH hammers to
MULTIPOINT – THE NEXT GENERATION OF CARBIDE INSERTS FOR BUTTON BITS
Rockmore International has developed a revolutionary new carbide insert design for their button bits,
the MultiPoint. In percussion drilling, penetration rates depend on efficient crack propagation. With
a conventional hemispherical insert, there is a single tangent point striking the rock, resulting in
the rapid development of wear flats. Rockmore’s exclusive new carbide insert design provides multiple
strike points for more efficient rock fracture and longer insert life. Extensive rock-drilling trials
showed that Rockmore’s button bits with MultiPoint inserts last up to 20% longer than the standard
hemispherical design, and increase penetration rates by 10%.