Monthly Archives: January 2005

More than a match for Scotland’s coal

In the difficult terrain of Scottish Coal?s 150-year-old Glentaggart open cast coal mine, an Atlas Copco ROC L6H is proving more than a match for the larger rotary drill rigs the company operates at its other mines. The keys are […]

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Star on the surface

Surface drilling equipment has been vastly improved in recent years in terms of performance, economy, safety and operator comfort. But among the many advanced rigs at work around the world, there is one that clearly rises above all the rest. […]

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Dynamic duo behind success at McCreedy West

New loaders and trucks and a new approach to spare parts and rock tool support from Atlas Copco have made a great contribution to the revitalized mine.

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Breaking ground in Brazil

The ROC L8 is not only making news in the Austrian Alps. It is also breaking ground in South America as a viable alternative to large hole rotary drilling for benching.

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Modern miners of the Alps

The Erzberg mountain in the Austrian Alps has a history of iron ore mining that dates back to Roman times. But there?s nothing ancient about the techniques being used here today.

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Long Mast boosts ROC productivity

Atlas Copco has introduced a new hydraulic crawler mounted drill rig to the North American market ? the ROC D7LM (Long Mast). The rig is an updated and streamlined version of the well-known ROC D7. The rig is designed to […]

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Upgrades in the D-family

This year, the ROC D-family of surface rigs celebrates its sixth anniversary. Since the first rig was delivered in 1999, its popularity has been impressive. Soon, rig No. 1,000 will be delivered to the U.S. Now, a new, upgraded family […]

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