2008 Dec 04

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.

Wherever geo-mechanical designers are faced with the challenge of controlling rock movement, they have the difficult task of selecting a rock support system that will meet, and preferably exceed, today?s stringent requirements.

Whatever system is chosen, it is imperative that potential rock movement is controlled and that tunnels and drifts are prevented from caving in.

The increased demand for minerals over the past few years has driven mine development to deeper levels and into areas which have previously been inaccessible and unstable. At the same time, road and rail tunnels are being constructed in more sensitive areas as the need for further infrastructure expansion continues.

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