The 77XR was designed to accommodate the largest spectrum of blasthole drilling
from coal to hard rock applications.
Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) said today that it has received an order to deliver Pit Viper 351 blasthole drilling
rigs to Kumba Iron Ore, a unit of Anglo American.
Des Clifford reviews some of the advances, particularly in blasthole drilling
Beyond oil well drilling, the company sees a number of other potential applications, including gas plants, pipeline testing and purging and blasthole drilling
in mining applications.
Waterwell and blasthole drilling
equipment are made in this industry, as is portable drilling equipment.
Selman explained, "As blasthole drilling
specialists, we are accountable for one thing and one thing only, which we do better than anyone in the industry--precisely placing and drilling the highest-quality holes."
It relies heavily on selecting the right down hole hammers in order to conduct blasthole drilling
in a fast and efficient manner.
The new Atlas Copco DM30 II Mid-Range Rotary Blasthole Drilling
Rig is proving itself just as successful in the United States as it has overseas, according to the company.