“We are very pleased with the addition of the RPS technology to the portfolio of products Varel brings to the global marketplace,” said Jim Nixon, President and  CEO, Varel International. “RPS promises to enhance drilling efficiencies for our blast hole mining customers and is likely to have application in air drilling in the oil and gas side of our business. We look forward to working with the team at Renegade to rapidly bring RPS to market.”

“In field testing in several different applications in the Western Hemisphere we have found RPS tools not only increase drilling rate by 25% or more but additionally deliver a straighter, cleaner drilled hole,” said Speed Collings-worth, vice president-mining and industrial products, Varel. “A cleaner hole reduces the need for time consuming back reaming and a straighter hole improves rock fragmentation during blasting. Better rock fragmentation improves efficiencies at the crusher reducing costs.”

Renegade Drilling Tools is a private drilling technology development enterprise based in Austin, Texas. The company focuses on providing solutions to the mining industry through their expertise in impact hammer development.