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NOV 2014

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REICHdrill Inc. announced several im‐ portant operator safety and comfort up‐ grades to its flagship model C‐700D blast hole drill. Richard Pearce, engi‐ neering manager for the company, listed updates to this model via a com‐ pany statement. "Safety is paramount here at REICH‐ drill," Pearce stated. "We have an ongo‐ ing commitment to our customers to design and innovate our product line." These upgrades include the following: • Operator's Vision Assist LED Split Screen. A 7‐in. RLED crystal display mounted inside the operator's cab with compact color cameras pro‐ vides the operator a clear view on both left and right sides of the drill during tramming. This feature is also available with optional radar detection with or without tram in‐ terlock, to prevent tramming in that direction when berm or highwall is detected at a specific distance. • New heavy Duty 24V air suspen‐ sion operators' seat. This feature is rated for up to 400 lb. of weight ca‐ pacity and comes with a fully reclining backrest, adjustable lum‐ bar support, armrests, headrest, and heavy duty swivel, providing greater comfort. • Upgraded LED Lighting Package. This package includes 23W‐6 bulb, 2,000 Lumens and 57W, 10‐bulb, 5,000 Lumen LED work lights placed to illuminate the mast, top loader, walkways, machinery deck, under cab at hole area, and ground area around drill. A complete list and detailed description of these new features and a download pdf file specification sheet can be found on the company's website. REICHdrill, DRILLING & BLASTING EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY REICHdrill Upgrades Safety Features for Blast Hole Drill ROCK products • NOVEMBER 2014 26 Brokk Hydraulic Drifter Drill Emphasizes Power, Safety Brokk remote‐controlled demolition equipment is for mining, demolition and tunneling applications with the latest TE160 hydraulic drifter rock drill from TEI Rock Drills. When paired with the Brokk 100 or Brokk 160, the new drill attachment is suited for drilling in cramped spaces. The Brokk/TEI combination eliminates fa‐ tigue improves overall drilling accuracy and promotes safety by allowing opera‐ tors to stand farther away from the drilling site. "Heavy jackleg drills are difficult to move and can quickly wear out the operator. With the Brokk machine and this drill head, they won't tire so easily," said Peter Bigwood, vice president of sales and marketing at Brokk. "Instead, they can run powerful drilling equipment in tun‐ nels, mines and demolition sites for longer and from safe distances." When miners use jackleg drills for drilling 1 5/8‐in. diameter holes for blasting, for example, they stand within 3 ft. of the working surface, which puts them at risk of being hit by water‐pro‐ pelled, fractured rocks or falling debris. They also have to strain against jackleg drills for long periods of time, and the ex‐ ertion can lead to injuries and inaccu‐ rately drilled holes. With a Brokk ma‐ chine and the TE160 attachment, they can consistently drill to 20‐ft. depths while standing well out of harm's way, ac‐ cording to the company. Operators can take the 45‐in.‐tall Brokk 100 units into areas with 6‐ft. height clearances, which make them great for workspaces with little headroom. In ad‐ dition, when the arms and stabilizer legs are folded in, the Brokk 100 is less than 31‐in. wide, narrow enough to fit through doorways or onto elevators. At just under 26 in. long, the TE160 is the smallest drill attachment from TEI, yet it packs a punch. The TE160 delivers 35 to 60 ft.‐lb. of impact energy at 5,000 to 6,500 blows per minute. The drill also produces 100 lb.‐ft. of torque and reaches rotation speeds of up to 250 rpm, which makes it an accurate and faster alternative to jackleg drilling through brick, concrete and rock. Brokk Inc.,

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