|Model||Recommended Pull Down Load Range (000's of lbs)||Torque Rating (HP @ 100 rpm)||Weight (lbs)|
|14-30-6353||8 to 40||265||660|
|14-40-6353||12 to 50||265||670|
|14-50-6353||12 to 60||265||680|
|18-120-6363||20 to 120
|D||2 3/4"||2 3/4"|
|J||10 3/4"||9 1/2"|
Threaded directly into the drive spindle of the rotary gear box, the Foremost Cushion Connector will assist in protecting the rotary drive and mast assemblies against both torsional and axial vibrations/shock loading in moderate and extreme drilling conditions. The results will be reduced drill maintenance, increased drill avail- ability and lower production cost.
Disc springs are utilized within the connector assembly to allow for a certain amount of axial movement between the drill stem and the rotary drive. The disc springs will accommodate operating loads ranging from 8,000 to 120,000 pounds thus in most cases, this will help to maintain the tri-cone bit in continuous con- tact with the formation thereby reducing the possibility of fracturing or breaking the carbides in the bit. Urethane drive blocks located within the connector assembly serve to provide 100% transfer of rotary torque from the drive spindle to the drill stem as well as absorb torsional vibration transferred by the bit.
Foremost Cushion Connectors have proven track records in a variety of locations and applications. It is not uncommon to increase drill availability by an aver- age of 15% to 20% and decrease maintenance cost by 25% to 40%. An average return on investment can be as few as 6 to 12 months. Typical replacement of seals and wear items within the connector assembly may be required on an annual basis, however, the cost is extremely low when compared to other competitors products.
Foremost Cushion Connectors are utilized on mid- range and large blast hole drills, which are utilized in production mining applications around the world. The opportunity to select from any one of four independent assemblies allows the operations personnel to select the connector that is most suitable for the drilling appli- cation and equipment preferred to perform the drilling. Typical applications would include but not be limited to coal, iron ore, copper, and gold mining operations. In most cases, no modifications are required to the drill. Installation of the connector is made directly into the rotary drive spindle via a threaded connection and usu- ally a saver sub is utilized on the lower end of the con- nector to make up to the drill stem.
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