NEW PRODUCTS and INNOVATIONS New drill rig reaches greater heights Nov 2010
Atlas Copco News Release
- Safety, ergonomics and high productivity were in focus when designing the Boomer XL3 D for users who prefer a traditional direct control system. The Boomer XL3 D has a modern, attractive design, but it also offers several innovations.
Boomer XL3 designed with safety and high productivity in focus
- Great emphasis has been placed on the interaction between operator and machine. The work space is now less noisy thanks to the improved control system that has a reduced amount of high pressure hoses near the operator.
- The control system's hydraulics also provides improved precision and simplicity and together with the new ergonomic control panels this is advantageous for both safety and productivity. The easily accessed service points are also an important aspect of the ergonomic design.
- The rig has a FOPS-approved canopy, which can also be fitted with a vertical lift of 1,100mm, to ensure excellent visibility over the working area. The optional cabin offers a high degree of operator comfort with a noise level inside the cabin below 80 dB(A). In addition, the air-conditioning unit ensures a comfortable temperature level.
- To reduce particle and nitrogen oxide emissions, Boomer XL3 D is equipped with an efficient Tier III engine.
- For increased productivity and precision, the rig is also prepared for the optional Feed Angle Measurement (FAM) 3. The system helps the operator to drill precisely according to plan, resulting in considerably less over- and underbreak and gives longer rounds, says Mathias Edhammer, Product Manager Face Drilling Rigs, Atlas Copco.
- The Boomer XL3 D can be fitted with a wide range of powerful, reliable rock drills for different rock conditions, including the well-proven COP 1638, COP 1838 and the powerful COP 2238.
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