The mining industry is constantly looking for innovative solutions or products that enable them to drill deeper, faster and narrower. A truly innovative product or process will achieve one or more of these objectives while improving on financial and environmental costs.
Underground mines are increasingly outreaching their economies of scale by digging deeper than can remain cost-effective. Deep mines that are getting leaner in ore continue to challenge mining companies and require machines to perform larger scale drilling operations in a more safe and accurate manner.
Introducing Wassara, the high tech international minerals group, an innovative producer of processed iron ore products. Wassara have world-patented the water-powered down-the-hole (DTH) hammer, which has the following benefits:
- It creates long, clean, stable and straight holes
- It is a high performing drill
- The drilling is safe
- It is environmentally friendly
- It is cost effective
The equipment for blast hole drilling consists of:
- high pressure swivels
- check valves
- high pressure hoses
- drill tubes
- electric high pressure water hoses
In mining, exploration, ground engineering and dam rehabilitation, Wassara’s high powered water drill is an internationally used tool that is helping businesses across the globe to realise great potential.
One example of the efficiency of Wassara’s product is the case study of LKAB, the Swedish mining company who have attributed their 800% upscale in production to the DTH hammer.