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In the USA / Trade Shows and Events / THE FUTURE OF MINING IS NOW


We’ve been with you since 1873 but Atlas Copco continues to look ahead. We bring the next generation of mining to MINExpo 2016 where you’ll see a wide range of solutions to tackle today’s toughest challenges in both surface and underground operations.

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Automation will be the focus at MINExpo 2016 for Atlas Copco, a global leader in surface and underground mining equipment. Located in North Hall Booth 2121 at the Las Vegas event Sept. 26 to Sept. 28, Atlas Copco will showcase its wide range of solutions aimed at tackling the challenges facing today’s mining industry.
“The Future of Mining Is Now” – the theme of the Atlas Copco booth – sums up how new innovations in the Atlas Copco product line have been designed to increase efficiency and lower the total cost of operations in spite of the current downturn in the market.


Many of the products feature advances in automation that have been described as game-changers for the industry. These include Automatic Rod Changing, smart Auto Navigation and the next generation of Auto Drill. 
  • BenchREMOTE
    Atlas Copco’s BenchREMOTE remote control station for the SmartROC drills enables up to three rigs to be operated at the same time at distances up to 330 feet (100 meters) from their holes. Visitors to the Atlas Copco booth will be able to experience BenchREMOTE surface drilling using virtual reality technology.

    BenchREMOTE is also available for the Pit Viper series of blasthole drills, enabling operation of multiple Pit Viper rigs at distances up to 1,000 yards or more (1 kilometer). Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how the BenchREMOTE trailer on display at MINExpo has already offered several mines multiple benefits from a simple teleremote solution.
    BenchREMOTE in action
  • RCS Lite
    The new RCS Lite system brings the power of the Rig Control System (RCS) to the DM drill rigs series, such as the DM-30, DM-45,  DM-L, and DMM3. RCS Lite adds a touchscreen to the cab giving the operator real time feedback on performance. With RCS Lite customers will also be able to send data via a wireless network and use Atlas Copco’s SurfaceManager application to track and report on drill performance. High Precision GPS is also an option that will be available for customers who want the quality and performance benefits that GPS brings to blasthole drilling. RCS Lite can easily be added to drills in the field and will be available in early 2017.
  • Scooptram Automation
    The most recent upgrade to the Scooptram Automation system presents multi-machine capabilities for full control of underground loading operations. Using a mine’s data network, up to 35 Scooptram loaders in several production areas can be connected and controlled from one or from several control rooms.
  • Certiq
    Certiq is a telematics system that gathers, compares and communicates vital machine performance data. Used with other tools such as Machine Client, Surface Manager and Tunnel Manager, Certiq can be a key component in a comprehensive solution to improve workflow and the monitoring and management of equipment fleets.
    Certiq in action


Atlas Copco will display the newest products in the Pit Viper family of rotary drill rigs and a few other surprises - be sure to come by to see for yourself.

Pit Viper 275 - Commercial
  • Pit Viper rotary blasthole rigs
    The newest single pass Pit Viper drill for 6”– 9.7/8” (152mm – 250mm) hole range featuring the patented hydraulic clutch for saving up to 30% on fuel consumption. The newly updated, fully autonomous PV-275 has lower operating costs for multi-pass drilling in the 6 ¾-inch to 10 ⅝-inch (171 mm – 270 mm) range of hole diameters.
  • SmartROC CL
    Booth visitors will also see the prelaunch of the new SmartROC CL rig designed for the COPROD drilling method. 
  • SmartROC D65
    Lower fuel costs are also available from Atlas Copco’s popular SmartROC D65 surface crawler drill rig due to a fuel savings kit upgrade that reduces fuel consumption by up to 15 percent. The SmartROC D65 comes with long and short feed options to suit an array of drilling applications.
    SmartROC in action


  • Christensen 140
    Exploration drillers will find a competitive and safety advantage. The new Atlas Copco Christensen 140 not only meets all international safety standards and environmental requirements but has numerous features that increase productivity and lower costs associated with maintenance and downtime. These include innovations such as a gear-driven rotation unit and constant penetration rate capability.
    Christensen 140 in action
  • Diamec Smart 8
    The largest exploration rig in the Diamec range, the Diamec Smart 8 can take core at depths of over 6,500 feet (2,000 meters). The rig’s advanced control system enables automated drilling operations, including the addition and removal of drill rod and core barrel inner tubes.


Underground mining innovations will also be on display at the Atlas Copco booth, including the Minetruck MT65, the new Boomer S2 underground face drilling rig and the Easer raisebore unit. 
  • Minetruck MT65
    The new Minetruck MT65 is designed to maximize uptime with its service-friendly design and easy access to daily checkpoints. Its 65-tonne (71 U.S. ton) capacity and robust powertrain offer high-production capability in a compact design. 

Boomer S2
  • Boomer S2
    The new Atlas Copco Boomer S2 face drilling rig tops its class thanks to its new, intuitive interface and upgraded software, automated add-ons and user-friendly environment that make it a safer, more productive rig with low operational cost. Strengthened components and increased parts protection result in minimal internal wear, faster drilling and the overall durability to work harder longer.

    Newly introduced for the Boomer S2 is a COP MD20 rock drill. The COP MD20 is 10 percent faster in blasthole and bolt-hole drilling than comparable rock drills on the market.

    Visitors will get to try their hand at operating the new Boomer S2 in a realistic mining environment in a specially designed Boomer S2 simulator at the Atlas Copco booth.
  • Easer
    The Atlas Copco mobile Easer raisebore unit operates in the same as a traditional raise boring machine, capable of drilling upward or downward. Unlike other raise bore systems the Easer is easily moved to wherever it is needed in the mine, since the rig is wheel-mounted and does not require a concrete platform or site preparation.
    Easer in action


Atlas Copco Secoroc offerings at the booth affirm its position as global leader in rock drilling tool technical development. The complete range of new and updated Atlas Copco Secoroc tools for mining includes bits for rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) drilling, new Azure exploration bits, Discovore wireline coring overshots and head assemblies, and the Powerbit top hammer bit range for surface drilling.


Atlas Copco will showcase its full range of reliable portable energy solutions for the mining industry at MINExpo. All diesel and electric compressors, generators, light towers and dewatering equipment solutions are engineered for ease of setup at any worksite.

For further information please contact:

  • Sofie Gielen, Marketing Communications Director Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC
    Telephone: 720-235-2325;
    Fax: 303-288-8828