Epiroc Donates Rock Drill to Mining School

Aug. 2, 2019

Epiroc has donated a COP 1238K rock drill to the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI) at Colorado School of Mines. The donation updates testing equipment at EMI, a rock drilling and excavation research facility. 

The donation came to be through a collaboration between Shawn Cheney, Epiroc business line manager - rock drilling tools, and Jamal Rostami, director of the Earth Mechanics Institute. Cheney facilitated the donation of the COP 1238K to replace a decades-old testing drill. The new installation was completed in February 2019.

According to a press release, the machine is optimized at hole diameters from 2 to 3.5 inches, and has a power rating of 12kW. 

“We greatly appreciate the generosity of Epiroc,” Rostami said. “The COP 1238K rock drill donation gives EMI the opportunity to perform full-scale testing using the latest in rock drilling technology. This test unit will drive research that contributes to more efficient and safer drilling operations in the industries we support.”

Source: Epiroc