Atlas Copco’s well-drilled CONEXPO 2017 showcase
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Atlas Copco’s latest high performance and fuel-efficient drill rigs for the quarrying and mining sectors will be showcased at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, USA (7-11 March).
The SmartROC T40 is said by the Swedish manufacturer to offer up to a 50% reduction in fuel consumption compared to conventional rigs. The PowerROC T45, a robust drill rig for aggregate quarrying, will also be displayed at the construction and building materials’ production equipment sector showpiece. The PowerROC T45 features a Power Eco mode that adapts engine speed to rock conditions and can decrease fuel consumption by up to 10%, it’s claimed.
Atlas Copco will also be highlighting in Las Vegas the connectivity it offers for its drill rigs with Certiq, a telematics solution that gathers, compares and communicates vital equipment information. In addition, visitors will be able to see the newest version of the Rig Control System (RCS), which helps to boost the efficiency and productivity of the DM series of blast-hole drill-rigs.
Latest Atlas Copco rock drill bits, including the Powerbit T51, will also be on show at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. The Powerbit T51 builds upon the reputation of the successful Powerbit T45 by offering an enhanced service life and, Atlas Copco claims, significantly higher penetration rates. It includes an optimised bit shape, is manufactured from stronger, hardened steel, and delivers outstanding strength and wear resistance due to its patented Enduro Extra button surface treatment technology.