The new reverse circulation rig is designed specifically for reverse circulation drilling and other down-the-hole drilling (DTH) applications. It is suitable for exploration drilling to depths of 100 200 meters and has a lifting capacity of 10.5 tons.
Reverse circulation is gaining ground as a preferred technology to collect quality samples in initial exploration, ore body development and in-pit grade control due to its cost efficiency and fast collection of dry, quality samples.
“The launch of Explorac 100 is a firm response to increasing demand for personal safety and environmental care. It offers the efficiency and performance required by contractors, such as fast setup and drilling speeds, easy maintenance, reduced noise levels and minimum oil spillage, and enables the collection of high-quality samples requested by geologists,” says Martin Sommers, Vice President Marketing Capital Equipment at Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration division. “Following the launch earlier this spring of the Explorac 235 for medium-depth drilling, this launch confirms our position in the reverse circulation segment”.
The Explorac 100 is based on well-proven technology. It has a rugged and compact design, which makes it easy to move around even in rough terrain. Yet drillers will enjoy the power necessary to get more quality samples out of the ground faster.
Atlas Copco can provide a complete solution for reverse circulation drilling, including drilling rig, compressor, booster and drill string.
• Rod handling as standard, including a 30-pipe rack;
• A mechanized breakout table with two spanners;
• The operator’s panel is strategically placed on a tripod or carried on the operator’s shoulder;
• Low noise level for improved safety and work environment;
• Tier III, Cummins power pack, 82 kW, ensuring fuel efficient operations;
• Hydraulic tank of cyclone type with 30 % oil volume compared to conventional tanks, reducing the rig's carbon footprint.
Martin Sommers, Vice President Marketing, Capital Equipment
P: +46 (0)8 587 786 45 / +46 (0)73 275 86 45 - E: martin.sommers[.]se.atlascopco.com.
Lars Gellerhed, Product Line Manager, Reverse Circulation and Deep hole applications
P: +46 (0)8 587 785 62 / +46 (0)70 417 85 62 - E: lars.gellerhed[.]se.atlascopco.com.
Atlas Copco (atlascopco.com) 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 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).
Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets equipment for exploration drilling and geotechnical engineering. The division is headquartered in Märsta, Sweden, with five production units in North America, Europe and Asia.