15 Years 30,000 hours! Sunward’s Senior Down-the-hole Drilling Rig Remains Energetic
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The first Sunward Down-the-hole Drilling Rig has worked more than 15 years 30 thousand hours, and it will continue working in the working field. Moreover, the mine owner made compliments about it 5 times in a row. Now, let’s discuss it closely.

In 2003, the first Chinese integrative Down-the-hole Drilling Rig with the independent intellectual property was introduced in Sunward. Relying on the high technical level, this product had gained the trust of clients soon. Meanwhile, it also gradually broke the monopoly of international giants on high-end rock drilling equipment market and began the fresh situation that domestic manufactured equipment purchase replaced the imported equipment.

In 19th June 2019, Sunward’s global service, the mining equipment service global traveling team walked into the mine of Huaxin (Yichang) Cement Co., LTD. The historic equipment which was introduced in 2003 works in this place. According to the introduction of the head of the mine, Mr. Ye, the Down-the-hole Drilling Rig has entered the mine since 2014, and it has worked more than 15 years 30 thousand hours. Amazingly, this senior Down-the-hole Drilling Rig is still working today, additionally, just like a Chinese proverb: “the fine sword is sharp as usual, the wind is still strong!”


(pic1: the first Sunward integrative Down-the-hole Drilling Rig is working at the mine of Huaxin (Yichang) Cement)


(pic2: Sunward integrative Down-the-hole Drilling Rig is working at the mine of Huaxin (Yichang) Cement)


(pic3: Sunward service global traveling team at Huaxin (Yichang) Cement mine)


 “We will be very happy that if normal construction equipment, including Down-the-hole Drilling Rig, are able to work about 8 to 10 years. The rotary drilling rig SWDB165 of Sunward has worked over 15 years, and it truly beyond our expectation, which means the quality is highly warranted. Mr. Ye also states that Huaxin (Yichang) Cement Co., LTD has begun the formal operation since 2003, at present the annual output is about 270,000 Tons of cement raw material. The mine has 3 Down-the-hole Drilling Rig in total, and two of them are SWDB165, one of them is SWDB138. Mr. Ye also said that the high-performed Sunward Down-the-hole Drilling Rig has become the standard of equipment in the blast working of Huaxin cement mine.

(pic1: the chief of the Huaxin (Yichang) Cement mine, Mr. Ye)


(The working picture of Sunward Down-the-hole Drilling Rig SWDB138)


In Mr. Ye points of view, a good Down-the-hole Drilling Rig must have 5 essential factors: High construction efficiency, Low use cost, Stable performance, Ease of Operation, and timely after-sale service. Mr. Ye said: “Sunward can satisfy all the expectancies of mine, after years’ technical innovations, the performance of the Sunward Down-the-hole Drilling Rig has become better”. Mr. Ye also stated that Huaxin (Yichang) Cement Co., LTD purchased an SWDB138 Down-the-hole Drilling Rig in 2018. Nearly one year’s time, this equipment almost has no failure. Moreover, there is no raising dust during the normal construction process. Therefore, the environmental effect is obvious.

(The blasting moment of mine)


Mr. Ye specially mentioned that the product’s improvements in fuel consumption. He stated that the early Sunward Down-the-hole Drilling Rig’s fuel cost per meter in depth is about 2.5 liters. Nowadays, the fuel consumption of the same model is only about 1.6 liters. Fuel costs have been cut down about 30% to 40%.


Mr.Ye also commented that: “Sunward Down-the-hole Drilling Rig has reached a high-level performance and the control of the product design and quality is perfect! Currently, Huaxin Cement has more than 30 Sunward Down-the-hole Drilling Rig. These equipments have been distributed in domestic and overseas Huaxin Cement mines. Therefore, products’ reputation is very good.

(There is no raising dust during the construction. The environmental effect is obvious.)


For the after-sales service of Sunward, Mr.Ye is also very satisfied, and he said: “the after-sales service of Sunward is efficient and always on call. They can solve the problem within 24 hours after we raise it. Additionally, engineers of Sunward will also revisit the mine regularly, and I really trust and satisfied with the service of Sunward.

(2019 Sunward service global traveling team is providing maintenance services for equipemnts.)


In this event of walking into Huaxin Cement mines, the Sunward service members in ten thousand miles walking team include research and development, quality control and after-sales service staff. They are not afraid of hardship, and they work with conscientiousness, professional meticulous service spirit. They provide equipment maintenance service for our clients. They collect customer experience and offer improvement suggestions, in order to create more outstanding new products which can continue to move forward.

2019 Sunward service global traveling activity is going to provide comprehensive inspection and maintenance services to thousands of customers around the world in the next 4 months. It will perform in a new high service level and protect customers’ business wholeheartedly.