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As labor costs continue to rise and safety regulations become ever more demanding, quarrying companies are meeting the challenges through increased mechanization.

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Modern surface drilling technology is driving the increasing demand for geothermal and water wells, and well drilling specialist Säffle Brunnsborrning is among the growing number of small entrepreneurs who are taking full advantage of the trend.

Explorac 100 reverse circulation drill rig

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Rock Drilling tools 2016

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, USA, William A. Hazel, Inc. is a premiere total site development contractor. They encountered hard rock while working on infrastructure projects to support a population surge in the Washington, D.C., area

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CB Destrukce of the Czech Republic is one of the country’s top ten contractors providing drilling and blasting services for the construction industry – and it’s all about CARE.

CAREtakers

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Portugal’s Aljustrel copper/zinc mine is back in business and on the road to becoming a world class producer. A strategy to successively increase the capacity and efficiency of the haulage fleet is proving to be a key factor in the mine’s new-found s...

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Certiq, Atlas Copco’s new machine monitoring system, keeps equipment owners continuously updated on the performance of their fleets, paving the way for proactive maintenance and lower costs.

Certiq M&C

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Every day, the world’s quarries produce millions of tonnes of aggregate for a variety of industrial needs by drilling, blasting and crushing – but not always with the best results for their owners. However, there is a smart, easy and profitable way t...

Quarry in Norway

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The first Atlas Copco Rock Buggy to be delivered to the UK is winning praise from drillers at the Glebe Stone limestone quarry in Lincolnshire.

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The miners are turning to service solutions as a way to combat the downtrend with metal prices lower than for many years

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Our Diamec Smart series brings automation to core drilling. Rough, tough and hazardous tasks in drilling are diminishing as technology marches on with automation. The newcomer Diamec Smart is a good example of today’s safety innovations.

Diamec Smart 8

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Three new editions of the FlexiROC range of surface drill rigs have been introduced, each adapted for a wide range of applications in construction and quarrying.

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American raiseboring specialist Raisebor has set a record in the North American raiseboring industry, completing what is possibly the biggest raise ever bored.

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Tomorrow’s underground mines will be more remote with orebodies that are difficult to reach and consequently more dangerous to excavate.

Bilden får användas för en publicering sept 2014

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Boliden Tara Mines is in no doubt about the positive impact that systematic training of equipment operators and maintenance personnel can have on efficiency. So much so, that it has made training a fundamental element of its business strategy.

Work smarter, improve continuously, enhance skills

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Atlas Copco has launched a high productivity, low cost surface drill rig for the dimension stone industry. The SpeedROC 2F is designed for drilling in marble, granite, sandstone and limestone.

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Chile’s great Chuquicamata open pit mine is looking ahead to a new and prosperous future – underground.

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Calculating how much rock needs excavating in preparation for a construction project is usually a fairly accurate process. But in Vega, while this process was under way, it was decided that one of the buildings would be relocated several meters from ...

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Brønnøy Kalk AS, owners of the Akselberg limestone quarry in northern Norway, has achieved consistency and reliability in its production process. This, in turn, has helped to boost efficiency throughout the operation.

SmartROC T45 Bronnoy Kalk Square

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With narrow drifts and a tricky combination of ore to contend with, Sweden’s Lovisa Mine was the ideal testing ground for the upgraded GET – a new Scooptram bucket with smarter and longer-lasting features.

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Interaction and dialogue get results in Indian mines India’s Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) owner of the world’s largest zinc mine, is successfully developing its operations to meet future challenges and demands. A long-term partnership with Atlas Copc...

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As one of the five tunnels currently being built on the 40.3 km section of the Ljig-Preljina road in Serbia, the Šarani tunnel is extraordinary.

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Datun Mine sets new productivity records with Diamec underground exploration drill rigs

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The Kevitsa Mine in Finnish Lapland, 130 km inside the Arctic Circle, continues to develop with Atlas Copco equipment. Among the latest acquisitions are two Pit Viper 271 drill rigs which are now in full operation.

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Atlas Copco’s new Pit Viper 311 has successfully completed rigorous field testing at a copper mine in the USA, confirming the value of the rotary drill rig key design features.

Pit Viper 311 drilling in the U.S.

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Researchers from around the world are currently studying the evolution of the planet based on information provided with the help of Atlas Copco and a 2.5 kilometer deep drill hole.

Christensen CT20

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The Karelsky Okatysh iron ore mine, located in the Russian Republic of Karelia, continues to increase its production year on year, irrespective of fluctuations in metal prices.

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A mixture of sand, aggregates and water, sprayed onto a surface under high pressure. It may sound simple, but today’s modern shotcreting technique is nothing less than an art form.

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The iron ore mining giant LKAB has been putting the new FlexiROC T45 surface drill rig to the test at its open pit operation in Svappavaara, in northern Sweden. The results were as dramatic as the landscape.

FlexiROC T45 Svappavaara Square

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After 848 meters of reaming the 4.0m diameter, RXL reamer bored through at Tara mine. The dressing of Magnum V 6-row cutters was the same as the dressing that collared the raise 960 operational hours earlier. Quite a feat. Read more>>

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Performance-improvement and costsavings challenges within the drilling industry have never been greater. On the job safety is critical and any operation trying to remain competitive in today’s market needs innovative solutions to ensure contrac...

Excore head assembly and overshot

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Finding new ways to make operations more efficient and less expensive is a challenge. KGHM mines in Poland has found that using Atlas Copco products and service provided them with the tools needed to achieve their goals.

Productivity boosted ahead

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Controlling drill pipe erosion keeps drill steel costs down

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New Azure exploration bit was configured with customer input to conquer variations in an array of formations

Azure

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After 848 meters of reaming the 4.0m diameter, RXL reamer bored through at Tara mine. The dressing of Magnum V 6-row cutters was the same as the dressing that collared the raise 960 operational hours earlier. Quite a feat. Read more>>

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Secoroc Klaw Bits - increasing penetration rate up to 200%

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