Atlas Copco at bauma A vision of tomorrow’s surface drill rigs
Many of the construction professionals visiting this year’s bauma exhibition will not only be studying all the products on display, they will also be scanning the booths for visionary ideas that provide a glimpse of the future. At the Atlas Copco booth (W5-705), they won’t be disappointed.
The concept models bear the code names ROC Xone, ROC Xtwo and ROC Xthree. ROC Xone raised eyebrows when it was unveiled at a trade show in Shanghai, China. The other two concept models are shown in China for the first time.
Goran Popovski, Vice President, Marketing, Atlas Copco, Surface Drilling division, says: “Right from the start in 1873, Atlas Copco has been determined to be the market leader, trendsetter and innovator. This ambition has been the foundation of our efforts to produce new, sustainable solutions for the industry. Our visionary development work is inspired by a deep understanding of our customers’ objectives and the challenges they face.”
ROC Xone can tram to a worksite in near silence without churning up the ground. Its two arms and their rock drills work in parallel on different tasks to multiply production speed and uptime. While one arm one begins its high-precision work, its twin arm moves into position to tackle the next assignment. The machine’s ultra silencer permits round-the-clock work, even in noise-sensitive environments.
ROC Xtwo, on show in China for the first time, is for extreme drilling in extreme environments. The independent wheel-positioning system allows for quick repositioning and easy navigation on extremely challenging terrain. A highly advanced technical system allows the rig to adapt its ground clearance to the conditions and permits the machine to compact and flatten itself as much as possible for easy, space-efficient loading and transport. The rig can even climb by itself into the box of a mine truck for further transport.
ROC Xthree, on show in China for the first time, provides super intelligent work with smart on-site delivery. Its adaptable size and foldable design make it the ideal machine to rent on demand. It fits in a standard 10 ft container which enables it to get to the site quickly and easily, and once on site it is easy to use. The semi-autonomous rig is always delivered in top condition. Thanks to its foldable pins, the rig remains stable while drilling, regardless of terrain. With its intelligent power system, it uses hydraulics for drilling only while the rest of the rig runs on an external electrical power source.
These concept models clearly demonstrate how Atlas Copco continues to push the boundaries of possibility in function and design to go far beyond the industry’s current demands.
ROC Xone – advanced productivity, next generation intelligence
ROC Xtwo – extreme navigation and mobility, transportability and flexibility
ROC Xthree – Smart automation, work fleet ready, high usability, easy transportation and on site delivery
For further information please contact:
- Caroline He
Marketing Communication Specialist
Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
Phone: +86 10 6528 0517
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.