Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Omega secret – a top performing rock drilling tool product

The word “Omega” is the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet. It indicates “the ultimate”, “the definitive” or “the superior” – all appropriate descriptions for a top performing product from Atlas Copco Secoroc.

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Omega is the rotary drilling bit of choice at San Cristobal

San Cristobal, a world class silver mine in Bolivia, recently trialed three different types of drill bits in order to find the one that could make the best contribution to future expansion plans. It was an easy choice to make. The Omega rotary drilling bit sets a favorable precedent for future applications.

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First reverse circulation kit to use an DM 45 for in-pit grade control

The Barrick Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea has become the first mine in the world to use an Atlas Copco DM 45 blasthole rig for in-pit grade control with reverse circulation drilling.

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The MEYCO Versa, all-in-one concrete spraying mobile unit

Atlas Copco has launched a new mobile spraying unit for shotcreting in mid-size tunnels. MEYCO Versa, is the first Atlas Copco branded product to be launched on the market since the company was acquired MEYCO in 2013.

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Safety on the surface – with a new protective guard

Moving parts on any machine always present a potential risk to their operators. When it comes to surface drill rig operators, that risk has now been reduced with a new protective guard.

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New cabin for low seam miners – Scooptram ST7LP

Atlas Copco’s Scooptram ST7LP low profile loader – previously supplied with a canopy – has now been upgraded with a fully enclosed operator’s cabin.

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Scooptram gets more versatile with the side-dump bucket

Atlas Copco’s range of Scooptram loaders has just become even more versatile and productive with the addition of a side-dump bucket.

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Australian quarry increases productivity with SmartROC T45

For concrete and quarry company Local Mix, increasing productivity was simply a matter
of finding the right drill rig. By all accounts, they’ve found it.

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Flying high in fjord country with Atlas Copco’s Häggloader

Excavation of a new hydropower plant in the mountains of Norway is going full steam ahead thanks to continuous loading technique from Atlas Copco and a loader called Häggloader.

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