From management consulting and operations personnel, to in-house engineering and service technicians, Redpath offers full turn-key raiseboring contracting services. We design and manufacture the Redbore family of raise drills, complete with a full inventory of after-market spares.
Capable of handling a full-range of diameter and depth of openings, our raise drills are acclaimed for their unique power output and compact design.
Upream (Blindhole/Boxhole) Capabilities
Since 1998, Redpath’s upream raisebore drills have led to work all over the globe.
Offering the safest, mobile and productive raisedrill rigs coupled with cutting-edge technology, Redpath has amassed over 9000 meters of up-ream (blindhole/boxhole) raises.
Upream drilling(also referred to around the world as Blindhole or Boxhole drilling) is used when there is only bottom access and no top access within a stope. Redpath identified a requirement for mechanical excavation in block cave mines and has designedand manufactured a suitable series of drills and accessories. Though this method can be used in all facets of mining, it is increasingly replacing the use of hand-held mining techniques that have the inherit hazard of placing a miner in a raise.
Redpath’s compact Redbore raise drills have the ability to handle boxhole drilling without sacrificing space within the mine. The drill’s low back-height allows the machines to set up in smaller drifts or drives, while still providing accurate drilling and a high level of safety for operators. Standard issue includes engineered hydraulically operated deflector plates and rod handlers making the machines efficient and adaptable for any type of work environment. By offering a variety of borehole diameters, Redbore drills ensure accuracy and efficiency with each individual set up, while respecting the integrity of the geological structure and giving the mine planners the ability to open up larger voids for blasting. The Redbore series of drills accommodates available space in a mine and not the other way around.
Each drill is designed and manufactured by our team of highly experienced engineers and drill operators with the future in mind – – built on a foundation able to further expand the drill’s capabilities by utilizing engineered accessories built specifically for the machine. This design allows the operator to tailor the machine to the required specifications of the work at hand without requiring aftermarket components or major modifications.
As a contractor and manufacturer, Redpath offers global support to all machines in the fleet through a network of experienced professionals, maximizing productivity and ensuring the right set-up for the job is readily available when needed.
Redbore raisedrills suitable for Upream Drilling work:
Built by raise drillers for raise drillers.