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Stockholm, Sweden, 2010/06/21 - Atlas Copco has launched three new heavy duty versions of its well proven COP 1800 series hydraulic rock drills. The newcomers – COP 1638HD, COP 1838HD and COP 2238HD – are intended for face drilling in underground mining and tunnelling projects involving.
One of the main new features is a new side bolt design consisting of four front bolts and two at the rear. This minimizes the risk of impact piston miss-alignment and secondary damages to internal parts. It also improves serviceability thanks to easier side bolt torque procedures.
In addition, the front head has been considerably strengthened, making the rock drills more robust for demanding conditions. This means that more material absorbs the energy that is generated by the shock waves reflected from the rock, thereby protecting the drill.
“The scope when developing these new heavy duty versions was to extend the service intervals and minimize total downtime, even when drilling in very tough conditions”, says Peter Bray, Product Manager, Face drilling equipment at Atlas Copco. “We have been field testing at a number of locations with extremely demanding conditions, and the machines have been performing beyond expectations.”
More information and technical specifications are available in the Atlas Copco product catalogue: COP 1800HD series
For further information please contact:
Fredrik Öberg, Market Support Manager
P: +46 19 670 7522 or +46 70 237 08 58, E: fredrik.oberg[.]se.atlascopco.com.
Atlas Copco (atlascopco.com) is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0).
Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area develops, manufactures and markets industrial power tools, assembly systems, aftermarket products, software and service. It innovates for sustainable productivity for applications in the automotive and aerospace industry, general industrial manufacturing and maintenance, and vehicle service worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Sweden, China, France, Hungary and Japan.