Monthly Archives: April 2012

Minetruck MT42 – The Pride of Bell Creek

With the continuing surge in the worldwide mining industry, an increasing number of miners are finding Atlas Copco’s 42 tonne truck Minetruck MT42 to be the right choice for their haulage needs. M&C visits the Bell Creek mine in Canada to find out why.

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Why Norway Has EDGE

Today’s advanced equipment for drilling geothermal energy wells enables operators to achieve optimal drilling results. Båsum Boring of Norway is one company that has found the perfect edge that puts them ahead of their competitors.

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Vikings Drill to Victory

Swedish drilling contractor Oden Anläggningsentreprenad – named after the Viking god of wisdom – found a smart way to meet a major challenge during the ongoing construction of Stockholm’s new City Line transportation system, with rock drilling tools from Atlas Copco.

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Exploration Drilling Deep in the Heart of Serbia

In a five square kilometer area of the Jadar River Valley in western Serbia, about 150 km from the capital Belgrade, exploration drillers are working round the clock, all year round, searching for deposits of jadarite, a lithium-borate mineral.

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Atlas Copco Simulator Training goes Global

More and more mining companies are turning to Atlas Copco training simulators to optimize their training programs in the face of a growing shortage of skilled labor. BHP Billiton of Western Australia is one mining company that has adopted this method successfully and is reaping the benefit. M&C was allowed in to the classroom.

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A Whole New Dimension

The recent acquisition of Perfora S.p.A of Italy marks a renewed commitment to the global dimension stone industry, giving specialists in this field access to Atlas Copco’s drilling and product development knowhow.

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E-Force Set for Take-Off With New Boltec, Simba and Boomer Rigs

A major new development for underground drillers is now being launched featuring a range of top class drill and bolting rigs for mining and tunneling incorporating the world’s most successful boom.

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Expanding into New Areas Under Ground with GIA

Atlas Copco’s acquisition of the underground business of the Swedish company GIA Industri brings electric mine trucks, utility vehicles, ventilation systems and other new products to the Atlas Copco range.

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Heading for Paris and Intermat 2012

Atlas Copco has an impressive array of innovative products lined up for this year’s Intermat construction show in Paris with energy efficiency and sustainable productivity as a central theme.

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