Northern Ireland’s leading energy services company, Carillion, have joined forces with Marcrist, the UK’s leading diamond tool manufacturer.
Tasked with upgrading over 3000 homes every year across Northern Ireland with new gas heating systems. Carillion was finding their usual diamond tools simply not up to the job, Carillion decided to challenge Marcrist.
Armed with the Marcrist DDM1 Diamond Drilling Machine and PC850 Diamond Percussion Cores, Carillion put Marcrist through the toughest test: an onsite visit to witness and assess first hand the potential benefits of the Marcrist tools.
Accompanying Marcrist onsite was Gary Chisholm, Carillion Project Leader, “I was intrigued to see if Marcrist really did live up to their reputation. At Carillion, it’s important for us to provide an excellent service as well as save the customer money and time wherever possible. We expect the best from our equipment, and do not have the time to waste on tools that aren’t up to the job.”
“We were spending too long trying to drill through hard, tough walls, more often than not, either the drill or core would fail before we had completed a days work”, said Paddy Rainey, Carillion Gas Team Leader.
Marcrist recommended using the DDM1 Diamond Drilling Machine, paired with the PC850 Percussion Cores, Ø38mm for service pipes, and Ø117mm for boiler flues.
“We’d used several other branded machines and cores in the past, but found nothing that comes anywhere close to the capabilities of the Marcrist DDM1 and PC850 system” stated Paddy.
“It provided the perfect combination of drilling speed with an extremely lightweight machine. After testing it all day, we haven’t found any material that it doesn’t fly though with ease.”
With Marcrist, gone are the problems commonly associated with the extended use of diamond drilling tools: over-‐heating, machine failure, and excessive drilling times per hole.
Benefitting from the selectable option of percussion action makes the DDM1 machine perfect for drilling smaller diameter holes with masonry bits, and also provides unrivalled drilling performance when used with Marcrist PC850 Diamond Percussion Cores.
The Marcrist DDM1 Diamond Drilling Machine and PC850 Diamond Percussion Cores are available from all good merchants and distributors.