Atlas Copco’s SpeedROC 2F drill rig
First publishedin Aggregates Business International
Atlas Copco's new SpeedROC 2F drill rig
Marble, granite, sandstone and limestone are tough challenges for the average drill rig, but a new solution from Atlas Copco is said to make the job faster and less costly.
The robust and versatile SpeedROC 2F is said by the Swedish manufacturer to be specially designed for the dimension stone industry.
The big advantage of this rig is its claimed high productivity provided by a 360° coverage area, long boom reach, flexible drilling capacity, fast positioning and high tramming stability.
The all-round coverage saves time when positioning the rig while the long, rotatable boom is said to be perfectly suited to both bench drilling and block dressing. Equipped with two well-proven hydraulic rock drills, the SpeedROC 2F can be used for both vertical as well as horizontal drilling and has four support legs, giving total stability even when using the rig at its maximum capacity.
The rig is also Radio Remote Controlled, assuring not only fast and accurate drilling but also a high level of safety for the operator, while a dust collection system add to the working environment. There is also a water mist option available.
Regional Product Manager Maurizio Frencia says: “SpeedROC 2F has come at a very important time for the dimension stone industry.”
SpeedROC 2F has a choice of tophammer rock drills, the DF 500X or DF 530X and a 28–45mm hole range.