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New drill rig improves working environment 16 Feb 2017

Atlas Copco News Release

An updated version of the FlexiROC T30 R tophammer surface drill rig with a particular focus on the operation and surrounding environments is introduced by Altas Copco. It is the only drill rig in the world, in its class, to feature a silence kit, new dust collection system (DCT), bag handling system and water mist option.

Uppländska Berg visit Atlas Copco drill rig site
Uppländska Berg visit Atlas Copco drill rig site

The silence kit of the new Construction Edition can reduce noise levels by as much as 10dB, which is significant when working in urban development. It also features a high performance DCT with an intelligent cleaning system that will secure suction capacity in all conditions. It can be equipped with a bag handling system to further reduce dust levels and has a water mist option that prevents dust from escaping into the air by binding it to water.

The new drill rig for 45-89mm holes, with extended boom coverage of 5.3m and 80-degree radius is compact and can easily be transported from job to job making it suitable for medium and large sized urban construction. Radio remote control provides inclination and depth data on the display and the rig’s crawler tracks and low centre of gravity provide improved terrainability. The optional rod handling system (RHS) increases productivity and safety.

Uppländska Berg was the first company to take delivery of the drill rig and during a recent visit to the Atlas Copco Surface and Exploration Drilling division in Örebro, representatives of the company had the opportunity to see the drill rig first hand and tour the facilities.

“It was the first time I had visited the factory and it was interesting to see the rigs on site and to learn about plans Atlas Copco has for the future,” said Robin Karlsson, CEO of Uppländska Berg. “It was also beneficial to address our thoughts and questions in terms of the machinery, which focused on the working environment and the natural environment.”

Uppländska Berg will use its two new FlexiROC T30 R drill rigs for contracts and projects in densely populated areas, where some of the rig’s most important new features will be required.

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