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Atlas Copco at bauma A vision of tomorrow’s surface drill rigs

2012-11-20

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.

Atlas Copco will exhibit three scale models of concept drill rigs during the Bauma China 2012 (27-30 November), providing a unique insight into the type of system solutions and new thinking that could be available to surface drillers in the not-too-distant future.

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

Atlas Copco China - ROCX1_side
Super efficient and highly adaptive, ultra silenced drilling, stealth tracks, extra width for low ground pressure, zero dust system, twin booms for double productivity, intelligent power system with hydraulics used for drilling only, rest of rig runs on electricity. Equipped for use with external electrical power source.

ROC Xtwo – extreme navigation and mobility, transportability and flexibility

Atlas Copco China - ROC2_front
Independent wheel positioning system, automatic ground clearance and escalating system, rotates on the spot, wheel grinders and wheel hub jacks, ultra covert flat transport mode, climbs by-itself into the box of a mine truck, intelligent power system with hydraulics used for drilling only, rest of the rig runs on electricity. Equipped for use with external electrical power source.

ROC Xthree – Smart automation, work fleet ready, high usability, easy transportation and on site delivery

Atlas Copco China - ROCXthree_front
The rig is easy-to-operate, ideal for rent-on-demand, fits in standard 10-ft container, delivered in mint condition, semi autonomous, foldable jacks for stability while drilling and small footprint during transport, forgiving design, robust exterior and safeguarding sensors, built-in drill bit grinder, intelligent power system with hydraulics used for drilling only, rest of rig runs on electricity. Equipped for use with external electrical power source.

For further information please contact:

  • Caroline He
    Marketing Communication Specialist
    Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique
    Phone: +86 10 6528 0517     
    e-mail: caroline.he@cn.atlascopco.com

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 37500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9).  

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.