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The COP 66 hammer for DTH applications and T-WiZ60 T-thread system for Tophammer drilling, are defined by efficiency and reliability, two factors that are fundamental in curtailing operational costs and extending equipment life leading to maximised uptime and increased productivity, ultimately reducing end-users’total drilling costs (TDC).
Built on the success of their predecessors, these two units have been specially designed and engineered to achieve more holes per shift and per drill rig, keeping productivity to an all-time high.
The COP 66 is specially designed for Epiroc’s new generation of SmartROC and FlexiROC drill rigs and, combining the best drilling technology with air packages of up to 30 bar, these hammers present an unrivalled drilling solution.
With its unique platform design which incorporates a solid bit with no centre flushing hole and no exhaust tube, the hammer is 30% shorter, lighter and faster, a trio that contribute to reduced wear and tear and consequently greater reliability and improved economy.
The COP 66 also boasts 15% faster penetration compared to its predecessor, the COP 64 Gold, which is due to reduced air consumption.
The hammer incorporates design features that are geared to making life easier for the operator which not only has a positive impact on productivity but also improves worker safety. Simple to handle operate, these hammers are more easily adjustable for feed force and rotation.