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Atlas Copco Introduces Swedish Advanced Mining Solutions to IES Forum of China Mining 2012


November 3, 2012. Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique brought its surface and underground core drilling rigs with high efficiency at China Mining 2012 in Tianjin, and also introduced Atlas Copco’s advanced innovative, highly efficient and safe mining solution to IES Forum.

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Atlas Copco Boyles C6 surface core drilling rig

IES Forum is hosted by Swedish Trade Council and Embassy of Sweden, aiming at introducing Sweden’s leading innovative, efficient and safe mining solution. As a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions, Atlas Copco's advanced and highly efficient mining and rock excavation equipment has given a good interpretation of the concept implied by the Forum.
More than 60 years has passed since “Swedish method” of drilling was invented, while unsafe mining can still be a part of reality today which we have to face. Safety in operation is the first priority, starting in the design processes in Atlas Copco mining equipment, and followed through in after market activities.

In order to “remove” as many personnel as possible from dangerous mining operations, the obvious way forward is to make mining operation as automation as possible, which means more safety in the mines for the future. Since computerized Rig Control System (RCS) was introduced in 1998 and stunned the market, Atlas Copco has led development in computerized and increasingly automated rock drilling. Computerized automation definitely improves drilling rate and drill steel economy. But there are many more benefits, such as faster fault detection, lower maintenance costs and enhanced rig availability.

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Atlas Copco Diamec U6 underground core drilling rig

Atlas Copco is one of the world leading suppliers of equipment and solutions in underground and surface mining. “Our brand promise is—sustainable productivity, which always starts with safety. It is our pursuit to develop the most advanced and reliable autonomous mining machines and methods, and we will continue to focus on advancing the Drill and Blast technique for rapid mine development. It means to bringing in the best underground contractor concepts and work systems and also means to implement available techniques in the form of the latest technology in  surface and underground drilling rigs, loaders and mine trucks.” said by Markku Teräsvasara, the president of Atlas Copco Surface Drilling Equipment Division.
Showed on China Mining 2012, Atlas Copco Boyles C6 and Boyles C8C surface core drilling rig and Diamec U6 underground core drilling rig are the good application examples of the advanced exploration technology. Featured by safety, high efficiency and flexibility, they are made to set a new level of user-friendly reliability.
For further information please contact:
  • Caroline He
    Marketing Communication Specialist
    Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
    Phone: +86 10 6528 0517     

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9). Learn more at
Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India.