TCI tricone bits offer a variety of carbide inserts such as spherically shaped inserts for very hard rock or conically shaped inserts for softer rock. The number of rows of inserts is directly related to the type of application and the size of hole to be drilled. There are also open and sealed bearings available as well as three types of shirttail protection to choose from. TCI stands for Tungsten Carbide Insert. These tricone bits are designed for soft to very hard formations depending on the style and quantity of the carbides on the drill bit.
Tricone Roller bit is the most widely used drilling bit. When the roller cone bit is working, the cutting teeth alternately contact the bottom of the well, the torque of breaking the rock is small, the contact area between the cutting tooth and the bottom of the well is small, the specific pressure is higher, and it is easy to eat into the formation; the total working length of the working blade is large, thus relatively reducing the wear. Roller bit can adapt to a variety of formations from soft to hard.