Atlas Copco’s launches new drill rig FlexiROC T45
Atlas Copco's FlexiROC T45 drill rig with folding boom
Atlas Copco is launching its new top hammer surface drill rig, the FlexiROC T45, along with its new rock drill COP 3060.
The company says the new rig, which follows the ROC F9 before it, was to be built on a tried and trusted platform that would provide high-availability and a wide area of use for both large and small applications.
Field studies are said to show that the FlexiROC T45 with folding boom, depending upon rock conditions, uses only half as much fuel as its predecessor the ROC F9 using the same rock drill. Additionally, the new rock drill COP 3060 mounted on a fix boom and aluminium feed, manages large diameters using the T60 drill string with outstanding performance and reliability.
“It's an incredible accomplishment to increase productivity and drilling capacity while reducing fuel consumption so dramatically. Everybody wins when there's less environmental impact, a better working environment, and higher profitability,” says Mario Santillan, product rmanagerat Atlas Copco Surface Drilling Equipment.
The FlexiROC T45 is equipped with an engine that meets the new and more stringent environmental demands according to Tier 4. This means that sulphuric oxide has been reduced by 50% and particle emissions by 90%. A Tier 3 engine is also offered.