Pedestal booms go global

2011 Dec 13

Pedestal boom systems ranging from light to extreme duty machines for secondary rock breaking in mines and quarries have been launched for worldwide distribution.

In contrast to most pedestal booms on the market, the new XD series from Atlas Copco has been specifically developed for extreme duty applications in mining, suitable for grizzly stations in underground mines and gyratory crusher stations in open pits.
There are nine systems in the new range offering a horizontal reach of 2.7 to 11.4 m and a breaker weight of 200 up to 5800 kg.

“This is the only system on the market that is specifically designed and manufactured for these applications,” says Business Line Manager Thomas Müller. “It has been produced in response to strong demand from our customers and we are especially proud to be able to offer it worldwide.”

Besides its unique looks and strength, the flexibase, slew mechanism, cylinders, pin-locking system and other components are all designed to withstand the rigors of the mining environment.

The XD-series also includes machines with three boom sections that allow for extreme coverage of the working area and smallest parking space.

With the focus on mining, the design and development of these products is located at the Underground Rock Excavation division in Örebro, Sweden.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.