The first Progradex Sampling System is complete and will be delivered to Rock Australia tomorrow.
Manufacture of the new Progradex Sampling System is well under way and scheduled for completion in July 2010.
The part of the system detailed in the photo is the lower “ANDIS Sampler” section. The ANDIS Sampler is shorter than both a stand alone 3 Tier Riffle Splitter and a Cone Splitter yet carries out the function of Collection Box, Dump Box, Splitter and Bag Carousel all in one. It is tiny by comparison and weighs one third of the weight and yet the internal apertures are three times larger than other comparable products. Above all else, the representivity of the Progradex Sampling System will be far and away in a class of its own.
The Progradex Sampling System is truly a major advance in drill sampling technology.
Conference Generates Huge Interest!
THE first commercial order for the revolutionary new Progradex Sampling System has been placed by Australian mining and construction contractor Rock Australia Mining & Civil Pty Ltd. Click for full story…
The new groundbreaking, state-of-the-art Progradex system will be fitted to an RC (Reverse Circulation) converted Atlas Copco ROC L8 Crawler rig.
Explaining his company decision to purchase the new Progradex Sampling System, Roy Coates, Rock Australia General Manager, says: “We see this as an excellent system delivering superior results for our clients. We are focussed on working and partnering with organisations that have a quality offering that can enhance our service capabilities and Progradex represents a great alignment with this approach.”
Progradex Managing Director, Toby Day, will unveil the new system publicly for the first time at the coming Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) conference“Sampling 2010” (Stand 21) at the Sheraton Hotel in Perth on 11-12 May 2010.
A detailed, pictorial dossier explaining every aspect of the new sampling system will be made available for inspection by delegates to the two-day conference and exhibition.
A regular exhibitor and presenter at AusIMM conferences over the past decade, Toby Day says: “For me, this is the big one, partly because Progradex is my new business but also because the Progradex Sampling System is a giant leap forward in the development of drill sampling equipment design and something I am very proud of. It really is unlike any other sampling system I have designed and has the ability to do things that we could only ever dream about before. But this is only part of the story. It was equally critical for us that the first order came from a company that we can develop the system with and Rock Australia is perfect because they too want to make progress in this area to give them the market edge. They are very progressive in their thinking and that can only be good for the mining industry going forward.”
An additional conference attraction, also involving Progradex, features their collaborative joint venture project with Drillstar Engineering, internationally acclaimed leaders in the development of drill string products, to unveil the new InterGrade 80 drill rig package at the conference.
Featuring the new Progradex Sampling System as a standard fitting, and bristling with several other revolutionary innovations, the Intergrade 80 rig has been designed from scratch specifically for safe, automated “in-pit” RC Grade Control and with the ability to drill medium diameter conventional blast holes and pre-splits. Follow link for more information on the InterGrade 80.
For further information on Rock Australia, visit: www.rockaustralia.com.au
For further information on Drillstar Engineering, visit: www.drillstar.com.au
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The vast majority of RC Grade Control rig models available today actually started life as blast hole rigs that have been converted to drill RC. Others are exploration rigs that have been brought in to fulfil the need. As such, many machines are limited in their ability to perform to requirements because they are constrained by their parent design and this results in compromise.
Henk Corporaal (Owner & MD Drillstar Engineering)
& Toby Day (Owner & MD Progradex)
As the drilling products that will go into this rig are all proprietary products of Drillstar and Progradex, we have no unknowns. Without unknown variables, we are able tomaximise total drill sampling performance & efficiency and this allows the rig’s on board engine, compressor and cooling systems to operate within recommended perfomance envelopes rather than at maximum capacity to get the required result.
RC, Conventional Blast Hole and Conventional Pre-Split capable.
Air-conditioned, two-man, rotating FOPS cabin that faces the drilling zone in operation and provides clear line of sight to the sampling system.
78m of 4.5″ RC Rods on-board with fully automatic rod changing capability that requires zero human involvement outside the cabin during operation. Additional rods can be added when rod carousel capacity is exhausted through a specially designed side loading rod slot.
Fully automatic Progradex Sampling System requiring zero operator input during drilling to completely remove any risk of hazard or injury – for full list of features go to Progradex Sampling System/System Features.
A complete turnkey, flow balanced DTH package supplied with the rig as standard from the drilling tool to the sampling system that is fully integrated in harmony with the rig’s power train for maximum efficiency.
Fully automatic, self-levelling rig jacks.
All service and filling points are designed into one easy to access area.
Oil spillage capture sump provided as standard.
Complete dust emission control provided at ALL dust discharge points around the rig.
Forward angled drilling capability for RC, vertical for blast holes, and left to right angled for pre-splits.
Forward angled drilling for RC Grade Control
Left to right angled drilling for Pre-Splits
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Progradex Receives 6th TD1200 Dust Collector Order From EDM
Capital Drilling Places a 3rd TD1200 Order
EDM Purchase Two More TD1200’s
Pitard Approves Progradex Sampling System
We’ve added some new pages!
We’ve updated the information in a number of pages throughout the website and have also added a brand new interactive page, “Did You Know?“. Check out a few facts that you may not be aware of and add a few that we perhaps don’t know? See why a Tiered Riffle Splitter is flawed by design, or …what you should look out for when you purchase a cyclone? …and more………..
It’s Officially on the Market!
Progradex Dust Collection
Distribution Nozzle Tested