Monthly Archives: July 2010

Going Super Deep

The Zhelezny open pit mine in the Murmansk region is developing super deep mining, requiring extraordinary control of drilling and blasting on near vertical benches. In Russia it is described as a breakthrough technique and with the right equipment, the mine management is more than optimistic.

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Training for drill rig operators

Training drill rig operators with the aid of simulators is gaining in popularity, rapidly becoming the method of choice for mines around the world. Atlas Copco is a forerunner in driving this trend and now offers simulators for most of […]

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Atlas Copco´s Xtended Life Program: second-hand hydraulic breakers restored as new

Under the „Xtended Life Program“ label Atlas Copco are forthwith offering second-hand hydraulic breakers in the 750 to 10,000 kg service weight class. The units are properly restored in the hydraulic breaker shop in Essen, Germany. As such their technical condition can be compared to that of new breakers. Customers receive a product with a virtually normal lifespan, the original documentation and a works guarantee.

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The beast and the viper show their high-tech teeth in Australia

More than 100 representatives of 60 mining and contracting companies in Australia attended the recent launch of the new generation SmartRig ROC D65 (profiled as The Beast), and its large-hole cousin the new Pit Viper 235 series. These rigs – and the technology they represent – take surface drilling to a new level.

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South African rental company purchases 12th MB 1700 hydraulic breaker from Atlas Copco

In April this year, Enzo Plant Hire (E.P.H.) from Gauteng Province, South Africa, took delivery of its 12th Atlas Copco MB 1700 hydraulic breaker. Enzo Chiocchi launched E.P.H. in 2003. Since then, the business has grown tremendously. Part of Chiocci’s success in hiring plant to the construction industry is specialization. Some time ago, he changed from hiring out tractors, loaders and backhoes to renting out more reliable and versatile excavators, which carry his Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers.

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