PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

More news: Tools/Hardware
Written by / Agency / Source: Atlas Copco AB

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Atlas Copco and Anglo American Make Headway in Joint Development of Underground Mining Equipment - A joint development project involving two of the mining industry’s flagship companies Atlas Copco and Anglo American is well under way towards a potential milestone in future mining technology - AtlasCopco.com
Atlas Copco and Anglo American Make Headway in Joint Development of Underground Mining Equipment

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Essen, Germany, 2015/03/24 - A joint development project involving two of the mining industry’s flagship companies Atlas Copco and Anglo American is well under way towards a potential milestone in future mining technology - AtlasCopco.com.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Tools/Hardware Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Atlas Copco, the leading mining and construction equipment manufacturer and Anglo American, the global mining corporation, are set to test a new type of mining machine that is expected to transform the extraction process of ore from underground hard rock mines.

The two companies have been cooperating in a research and development partnership since 2012 and their combined efforts, which center on mechanical excavation technology, are now in an advanced stage with proof-of-concept testing scheduled to start in the fall, 2015.

If all goes according to plan, it will be a milestone for the partnership and one of the most significant examples of innovative technology to emerge from Anglo American’s FutureSmartTM approach to mining.

Scott Barker, President of Atlas Copco’s Underground Rock Excavation Division, says: “We are very proud to be Anglo American’s partner in this joint development project and we are excited at the prospect of demonstrating this potential game-changing technology to the mining industry.”

Donovan Waller, Group Head of Technology Development at Anglo American, comments: “Atlas Copco is a well-known supplier to the mining industry with more than 140 years of product development to its name. In addition, they share our vision that we need to work together for the future benefit of the industry. Atlas Copco is therefore an ideal choice to partner with us on this exciting journey.”

Speaking at the Dassault Conference in Las Vegas, USA last November, Waller explained the philosophy behind the FutureSmartTM initiative:

“We are looking for a radical transformation of the way we do things and that means taking a fresh approach,” he said. “Anglo American believes in seeing how technology can benefit entire systems, not just certain just parts of them. We also believe that the benefits to the industry as a whole can only be realized through openness and collaboration.”

For Atlas Copco, a successful outcome will be seen as confirmation of the company’s commitment to innovation and sustainable productivity in underground mining. For Anglo American, it will demonstrate the visionary force behind the FutureSmartTM innovation initiative which embraces integrated thinking and collaborative partnerships.

Mikael Ramstrom, Manager of Global Strategic Projects and Alliances and the man who heads up the project team at Atlas Copco, says: “The mining industry need to be more cost efficient and predictable in its ore production systems. One way to achieve this is to move towards continuous mining systems based on mechanical rock cutting. If Atlas Copco and Anglo American together prove that this is possible and we are confident that we will we can expect it to be a game-changer for the industry.”

Dragan Janicijevic, Anglo American’s Project Manager Mining & Engineering Technology Development, agrees: “In developing this concept together we have proven the tremendous benefits that can be gained by this type of collaboration,” he says. “Our skills as a mining company combined with Atlas Copco’s technical knowhow has proven to be a very worthwhile combination.”

According to Anglo American, the new technology focuses on rapid mine development and on making hard rock mining faster and safer. Further information will be made available as the project progresses.

Contact: Mikael Ramstrom, Manager - Global Strategic Projects and Alliances
P: +46 70 639 13 03 - E: mikael.ramstrom[.]se.atlascopco.com.

Atlas Copco (atlascopco.com) is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

Underground Rock Excavation is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of tunneling and mining equipment for various underground applications worldwide. Atlas Copco's strong focus on innovative product design and aftermarket support systems gives added customer value. The divisional headquarters and main production center is in Örebro, Sweden.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Tools/Hardware Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Atlas Copco AB

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Tools/Hardware articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Atlas Copco and Anglo American Make Headway in Joint Development of Underground Mining Equipment

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

Atlas Copco | Anglo American
Publisher Contact: Hanna Knutsson - AtlasCopco.com 
+46(0)72 548 15 37 hanna.knutsson[.]se.atlascopco.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Atlas Copco AB securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Tools/Hardware via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Atlas Copco AB / Company Profile


Read Tools/Hardware Most Recent Related Newswires:

SWEP Moves Operations in Tentlingen, Switzerland to Košice, Slovakia and Landskrona, Sweden
Leviton Wins 2016 Product Innovation Award for Lumina Gateway Hub and Lumina RF Wireless Devices from Architectural Products Magazine
Kuehne + Nagel Sweden is Continuing to be the Extension of Bosch Power Tool Division’s Business in the Nordics
Rockwell Automation Announces Analytics Cloud for OEMs
Leviton Expands Lumina RF Lighting Control Product Line with In-Wall and Plug-In Dimmers
Rockwell Automation Expands Information Solutions Offerings
Hybrid Servo Punch Drive HPD - Voith Combines Proven Hydraulics with an Efficient Servo Drive
Digital Boost for Military and Civilian Maintenance Markets
ZESTRON Presents its Latest Cleaning Agent for Power Electronics and PCBs
SPI Lasers Introduces A New Generation of Industrial High Power Fiber Lasers
Voith Air Compressors to Become Even More Efficient with ‘TwinSave’ Technology and Coupling
Atlas Copco Establishes Vacuum Technique Moves Forward with Five Business Areas
SPI Lasers Underlines its Customer Commitment by Recruiting A New ‘Head of Service’
Atlas Copco to Consolidate Mining Equipment Operations in China
Atlas Copco Completes Acquisition of South Korean Exhaust Management Company

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  Triggr & Bloom





 
  ©2016 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)