PDC Bits Built for Australian Mining
Ulterra Australia introduces RIPPA™ — a new generation of drilling technology for the mining industry. Using PDC diamond technology, RIPPA drill bits can drill further, faster, and smoother than existing roller cone bits. Reducing maintenance costs, improving safety on the job site, and saving you time.
RIPPA PDC bits have higher penetration rates and drill more total metres compared to roller cone bits. This means you can drill your bench faster while saving costs.
“PDC DIAMOND IS THE HARDEST MATERIAL ON EARTH.”
SMOOTHER FEEL, NO HASSLES,
THAT’S DRILLING ON AN ULTERRA PDC BIT.
Science of Shear vs. Crush
Ulterra PDC bits uses a shearing motion to cut the rock instead of crushing it. In all types of rock, this means higher drilling efficiency that traditional roller cone bits can’t match. By using shear force to cut rock, you can drill twice as fast with the same amount of weight applied.
Roller cone Crushing
Traditional roller cone, or tricone bits use a crushing/grouping motion to cut through rock instead of crushing it, requiring relatively higher WOB.
How it cuts
|Over 15 km||3-5 km|
|200 m/hr||80 m/hr|
Lost Cone Risk
Top 5 Reasons to Use a PDC Drill Bit
1. More Durable, longer bit life
2. Increased ROP
3. Straighter holes
4. Smoother Drilling
5. Better Collaring
How does this benefit me?
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Since 2016, Ulterra Australia has been the mining branch of Ulterra Drilling Technologies in the Asia Pacific Region. We design and manufacture innovative and goal driven PDC drill bits for the mining industry. Ulterra is dedicated to maximizing the efficiency of drill and blast operations using groundbreaking, and application specific, drill bit technology. Throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the world, we are building our reputation on performance & trust.