October 9, 2010 (The San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile) – The Center Rock drill being used to reach trapped miners more than 2,000 ft underground, often referred to as Plan B by the media, has broken through to the miners today, far ahead of the earlier projections that drilling might take until Christmas.
The Center Rock Force® line of High Performance Down Hole drills and bits are available to suit a broad range of hole sizes and applications. All Center Rock Force® hammers feature a high efficiency and tunable valved air cycle to optimize performance on your compressor.
Center Rock's Rock Xtreme bits and hammers deliver undisputable performance and profitability in even the most challenging operating conditions.
Our bits, with 50% more actual spline area and no exhaust tube, weigh up to 60% less versus competitive offerings. That means optimum economy, reliability, and durability... and far less rig vibration during drilling, drastically reducing your downtime labor and replacement part costs!
Center Rock's revolutionary ROTO LOC® under reaming system is about to change everything. The ROTO LOC® offers greatly reduced casing friction, the elimination of the need for cutter teeth on starter casings, and faster penetration through difficult overburden.