Safer for crews  -  Faster relines  - High mill availability  

Since its introduction in 1997 and with more than 860 units sold worldwide, THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammers are the safest and most advanced liner removal tools (LRTs) for mill relining. As the world's only truly recoilless Hammer, and preferred by mill operators and reline crew alike, THUNDERBOLTs stand alone for reliability, longevity, productivity ― and mill availability.

At our recent Unmissable Webinar series, 'The Knock-in Effect', RME presented commercial outcomes that can be achieved from the new THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Hammer range. Our Engineers shared the results of a MILL RELINE DIRECTOR (MRD) study undertaken by RME, which investigated the impact of the THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Recoilless Hammers’ increased strike energy and firing rate on the knock-in phase during worn liner removal.

To underpin the webinar series, RME Engineers produced a 10-page whitepaper which summarises the results from the MRD study including the potential to achieve significant annual reline time reductions of up to 44 hours* or more through optimal use and configuration of THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Hammers.  This whitepaper addresses:

  

- The 'Knock-in Effect' highlighting optimal Hammer configurations relevant to different mill sizes and types

- Mill scenario modelling with benefits defined for high wear and full scope relines of mid and large mills

- Modelling outcomes for typical and difficult reline conditions on one or both sides of the mill

You can request a copy of RME's engineering performance whitepaper 'The Knock-in Effect' by simply clicking the button below!

If you have any questions about our webinar series or the whitepaper, please contact our team of mill relining experts who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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* Annualised reline time saving modelled from three (3) THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Hammers (1 x 2000 & 2 x 1000’s) relining a large SAG mill versus a single THUNDERBOLT 750 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer reference case (see scenario B in the ‘The Knock-in Effect’ whitepaper for further details).    

Get 100% more performance  for 20% less cost*  

Not only will you get the THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 2000 Recoilless Hammer, with a force of 2000 joules per blow to quickly remove even the most stubborn bolt, but also a bonus THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000 at no extra cost. With a THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Power Pack, THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Mobile Jib and a full set of critical spares for each hammer, there has never been a better offer.

PRECISION PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 1 x

THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 

2000 Recoilless Hammer

 1 x

THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 

1000 Recoilless Hammer

 1 x

THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 

Power Pack

 1 x

THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 

Mobile Jib

 PLUS

  A full set of critical spares for each Hammer and more

* Precision Package includes both THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 2000 and THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000 Recoilless Hammers (latter included at no extra cost), THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Power Pack (swappable between both models), THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Mobile Jib (useable across entire THUNDERBOLT range), ancillaries and spares.  With the THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000 Hammer included at no cost, the ‘THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Precision Package’ represents 20% off RRP of the individual equipment purchased separately. Offer is available immediately on all orders placed after September 21, 2021 and before December 31, 2021 and dispatched by June 30, 2022. Limit of two Precision Packages per customer.    

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Replace and upgrade to a new THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Hammer

Take advantage of our new upgrade offer by trading-in your used THUNDERBOLT Series 3 or Special Performance Hammer and Power Pack for 25% of its original purchase price to receive an equivalent discount^ on a brand new THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000 or 2000 Hammer. If your current THUNDERBOLT Hammer has been in service for almost a decade, now is the perfect time to upgrade to the best-in-class THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000 or 2000 Hammer with a simple trade-in.  

  

Explore RME's new refurbished THUNDERBOLT Hammers

You now have the option to purchase a genuine RME THUNDERBOLT Special Performance Hammer and Power Pack, fully refurbished and restored to ‘as-new’ condition by our team of expert engineers. Improve reline productivity and safety with a refurbished THUNDERBOLT 750 or 1500 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer and Power Pack for significantly less than the recommended retail price. These Special Performance Hammers also come with a 12-month warranty to ensure you purchase with confidence.    

Broaden your reline fleet with RME's expanded Rental program

We understand there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mill relining equipment. RME's Rental program* can ensure you have the right liner bolt removal tool for the job, improve reline productivity and safety, reduce maintenance overheads and deliver greater cost flexibility. We can assist you in selecting the right Hammer for your next reline with a plan that is best suited to your mine site and budget. We even deliver your rental with an RME Customer Support Technician to improve your reline safety and productivity, right from the start.

  

^THUNDERBOLT Upgrade Campaign limited to the first 10 trade-in THUNDERBOLT S3 or Special Performance Hammer and Power Pack units prior to 31 December, 2021 (may be extended and/or prices varied at any time at RME’s sole discretion). Discount on the purchase of a replacement MAGNUM Hammer unit to the value of 25% of Series 3 or Special Performance price, subject to condition. Must be functional and repairable. Not valid with Precision Package discount as well. 

*RME's Rental program is currently only available in Australia, United States, Canada and South Africa.

THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 2000

With selectable power including full MAGNUM-mode, the mighty new THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 2000 Recoilless Hammer will easily expedite the toughest of knock-in phases, in the most challenging of conditions for fast, reliable, safe relines and improved mill availability.

THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000

The THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000 Recoilless Hammer is relining's most productive Hammer yet, combining a rapid fire rate to shorten knock-in duration, selectable power for guaranteed precision and a 90% vibration reduction for outstanding operator safety.

THUNDERBOLT 1500

Favoured by mill operators and reline crews for its legendary reliability, the THUNDERBOLT 1500 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer is renowned for delivering powerful productivity and supreme operator safety.

THUNDERBOLT 750

A favourite in-the-field, the THUNDERBOLT 750 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer is highly-regarded for its versatility, accelerated work-rate, responsive handling and renowned RME reliability.

THUNDERBOLT 500

The THUNDERBOLT 500 Recoilless Hammer is relining's top-of-the-line pneumatic liner bolt removal tool. It packs a punch and puts an end to unsafe practices which impact the health and safety of your relining crew. 

THUNDERBOLT 250

Light in weight but not in impact, the portable, pneumatic, THUNDERBOLT 250 Recoilless Hammer enables small-capacity mill relines and field service crews to substantially reduce downtime and increase safety.

THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Jib

The higher-reach THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Mobile Jib not only delivers robust and reliable Hammer suspension, but significant improvements in ease-of-operation, versatility and reline safety.

Do you have a question about any of RME's THUNDERBOLT products? 

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THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammers are technologically, mechanically and ergonomically-advanced to deliver unmissable precision. Specifically designed to optimise grinding mill relining by safely and easily driving liner bolts and liners from mill shell/end engagement, there is an RME THUNDERBOLT Hammer to suit every knock-in application.    

THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammer Model Comparison
Typical Mill and Liner Knock-In Applications*



Large SAG / AG Mills

Mid-Sized SAG / AG / Ball Mills

Small Capacity Mills

THUNDERBOLT MODEL
Power
Joules Per Blow
Blows Per Minute
Feed
Shell
Discharge
Feed/Shell
Discharge
Feed/ Shell/ Discharge
Service Interval
MAGNUM 2000
Hydraulic
2000 - MM / 1500 - SM
70 - MM / 80 - SM




100K Blows or every 2 years
MAGNUM 1000
Hydraulic
1000 - MM / 750 - SM
140 - MM / 160 - SM

100K Blows or every 2 years
1500 Special Performance
Hydraulic
1500
60




40K Blows or Annually
750 Special Performance
Hydraulic
750
90


40K Blows or Annually
500
Pneumatic
500
60



40K Blows or Annually
250
Pneumatic
250
60





Annually
*Subject to liner weight and type - for further guidance please contact RME           MM - MAGNUM MODE SM - Standard Mode Primary Use Can also be used

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