Atlas Copco launches new drilling rigs for underground mining

15 March 2012 (Last Updated March 15th, 2012 18:30)

Atlas Copco's underground excavation division has unveiled new drilling rigs as part of its new line of tunnelling and mining equipment.

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Atlas Copco's underground excavation division has unveiled new drilling rigs as part of its new line of tunnelling and mining equipment.

The Boltec EC rigs are fully mechanized bolting unit based on Atlas Copco's safe bolting platform that provides high productivity and precision in the installation of rock bolts in lengths of 1.5-6 m at heights of up to 13.5 m.

The range includes the Boomer E1 C-DH face drilling rig, a single-boom, diesel-hydraulic multipurpose unit and Simba drill rigs -Simba ME7 C, Simba E7 C and Simba W7 C for long hole production drilling.

Sweden's iron ore mine LKAB and the Swedish mining contractor Bergteamet have placed orders for Boltec EC, which is equipped with a BUT 45 boom and a COP 1435 (14 KW) rock drill.

Boomer E1 C-DH face drilling rig is designed for mines or construction sites lacking water and electrical infrastructure andcomes with dual onboard 450l water tanks and a six-cylinder, 173 kW Deutz diesel engine.

The Simba rigs are designed for long hole drilling in medium to large drifts and are equipped with hammer rock drills.

Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation is a division within Atlas Copco's Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area.

Image: Atlas Copco's new Boomer E1 C-DH comes with dual onboard 450 liter water tanks and a six-cylinder, 173 kW Deutz diesel engine. Photo: Courtesy of Atlas Copco.