Drilling Accessories


Premium PGX Series Sampler
Imagine being able to provide by far the most representative samples possible while your operator has have zero chance of being harmed?
…It is no longer a dream, it is already a reality.

Progradex has produced a sampling system that is proven by the world’s largest mining companies as the world leader in sample presentation, safety and efficiency. Progradex Managing Director, Toby Day, commented on the design, “The Progradex system achieves a great deal while remaining quite simple. There are no more moving functions within it than any other of my previous designs. It just does it in a different way to take results to a new level that not only provide huge benefit to a mining company, will also be very attractive to a drilling contractor. In fact, simplicity and functionality were a large part of the design criteria.

“Physically, the Progradex Sampling System is vastly smaller & lighter than past designs but it also achieves 100% fines collection (recovery) for sampling with the new PulseClone Interval Collector™ without compromising known tried and tested filtration areas. The way we have achieved this is by homogenizing the coarse and fine particulate within the ANDIS™ TM Sampler prior to splitting.

“This is a complete rethink on how a sampling system functions and utilizes the space available to carry out those functions. It is so much more efficient, producing significant space savings but also achieves an unparalleled improvement in sample presentation, which is really, what it is all about. “Furthermore، the better utilization of space actually allows internal apertures to become at least two times wider than past designs.

“Another great feature is that sample bags are stationary on a Progradex system but unlike cone, riffle or vezin splitters sample representivity is not compromised as a result. So, not only is this in itself safer for operators, a multiple sample bag carousel is fitted as standard with the system to remove operators from the sampling process completely during drilling.”

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  • 1. Internal Ceramic/Poly-Lined Cyclone
  • 2. PulseClone Fines Collector
  • 3. Progradex developed, anti-static metal coated, low DP Filters.
  • 4. Jet Pulse Filter Cleaning (Fines).
  • 5. Moisture Diverter Valve.
  • 6. ANDIS Sampler.
  • 7. Annular Distribution Nozzle.
  • 8. Self-purging fines curtain.
  • 9. Upper Annular Gate Assembly.
  • 10. Lower Annular Gate Assembly.
  • 11. Spreader Cones.
  • 12. Adjustable Split Sampling Blades.
  • 13. Multi-station Sample Bag Carousel.

  • 12 Bag Stations for both primary and duplicate sampling.
  • Only one part-time sampling operator required..
  • Allows operator to be removed from the hazardous rig area during drilling.
  • Sample bag loading/unloading can now be carried out during rod changes only.
  • Anti-contamination canopy protects fresh bags from residual airborne dust contamination.
  • Sample bags are fully supported at the cuff.
  • Sample bags are loaded/unloaded with a simple quick-release clamping mechanism.
  • The carousel automatically unlocks and indexes at the end of each interval
  • An additional pushbutton is provided on the carousel for local indexing to facilitate the removal and reloading of bags from a single designated loading point

Independent carousel indexing pushbutton mounted on Sampling System for local operator bag changing from a single loading position.

The EL850 Sampler is Progradex’s Entry Level Sampling System for production, grade control and exploration drill sampling applications in the range of 850-1450cfm. The design brief behind the EL850 was to design an entry level, mass market product that is second only to the Progradex PGX Series premium product. The fully automatic EL850 is the smallest, most efficient general-purpose drill sampling system on the global market with features that will not be found on any other product of its type.