Monthly Archives: December 2008

Innovation Through Interaction

When the first Pit Viper 271 was being developed, Atlas Copco’s engineering and marketing staff worked closely with customers to design a rig for greater efficiency in open pit mining. At the Barrick Goldstrike Mine near Elko, Nevada, it’s more than living up to its promise.

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Expanding Kovilovaca

In the last five years, Serbia’s Kovilovaca quarry has significantly boosted its output. Today, this expanding operation relies on a single drill rig for its production.

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Thumbs up for Roofex

The latest innovation in rock bolting technology – the Roofex rock bolt – is rapidly demonstrating its ability to provide predictable and reliable support, even in the most challenging applications. The Vilafruns potash mine in Spain is an outstanding example.

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Rock excavation in deep mines and unstable rock conditions presents special challenges for planners and engineers looking to meet strict safety demands. A new innovation – the Roofex rock bolt – represents a significant step forward.

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Good choice in the land of the llamas

Peruvian mining contractor Congemin decided it needed a single-boom drill rig that could be used in different mines and applications. Today, one year on, the company has confirmed that it was well worth the investment.

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Lappberget up and running

After perfecting its long-hole drilling techniques at the Tyskgården orebody, the Garpenberg mine is now well under way with sub-level stoping at its new Lappberget orebody. With Simba and Cabletec drill rigs playing a central role in the operation, this 800-year-old mine is making good use of modern technology.

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Combining resources for strata control

A global co-operation agreement has been signed by Atlas Copco and Minova International to provide miners, tunnellers and civil engineers with access to the world’s most comprehensive range of products and know-how in the field of ground control and geotechnics.

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New HB 3600: more performance per kilo

The new HB 3600 by Atlas Copco perfectly fits to the 35-63-tonnes carrier weight class. The breaker delivers up to 46 % more performance per kilogramme service weight compared to the average of other hydraulic breakers this class. Compared to competitive products of equivalent weight, the HB 3600 offers an up to 30% higher efficiency.

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