Atlas Copco has released a new surface drill rig, the FlexiROC T25R.
According to the company the rig is designed for hole diameters of 45-57 millimetres, although it can also be used in the 38 to 64 diameter range.
“This rig offers all of the advantages of the larger FlexiROC T30 R but with the COP 1435 rock drill, a tophammer that is perfectly matched to small-hole drilling tasks,” Atlas Copco said in a company statement.
The COP 1435 drill is a high frequency rock drill equipped with a double dampening system to ensure long life for both shank adapters and drill rod.
Atlas Copco product manager Marcus Leu explained that “a number of large infrastructure projects are either underway or being planned right now [which is] generating an increasing amount of drilling and blasting work”.
“As a result, the contractors need to have a wide hole range for small to medium-large blasting work, particularly in and around densely populated areas, and this new rig gives them this capability.”
The drill will initially be released into the Scandinavian market, and then worldwide.