Archive for: June, 2016

Technically speaking

Fuel efficiency – And how to get the best results in the industry Technology in the surface drilling industry has made quantum leaps forward over the past few years. It has never been easier to drill blast holes in open pit mines and quarries. These days, our “smart” drill rigs, find their own way to the…

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Ahead of the game

With major clients in Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria, mining contractor Watpac Civil & Mining insists on the best tools with which it can build and sustain its competitive advantage. As Brendan Vaughan, Mining Manager, says: “The three cost drivers we have, and that we base our bids on, is the cost of the productivity…

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A smart decision

Australian quarry increases productivity with new SmartROC T45 For concrete and quarry company Local Mix, increasing productivity was simply a matter of finding the right drill rig. By all accounts, they’ve found it. The Anakie hard rock quarry outside the city of Geelong, on the south coast of Australia, supplies 500 000 tonnes of crushed…

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Turkey discovers how to keep running costs down

Turkey discovers how to keep running costs down with the surface drill rig SmartROC T40 The introduction of Atlas Copco’s SmartROC T40 drill rig is helping Turkish contractors to slash their fuel bills and improve their productivity – and the word is spreading fast. With fuel prices among the highest in the world, many Turkish…

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