Atlas Copco Takes on Noise and Dust in Urban Development

Construction drill rigs updated to meet increasing market demands.

Regulations for better work environment in construction and urban development is getting stricter. The focus is on operator well-being and on the surrounding environment. This aligns with Atlas Copco’s strategy to direct product development efforts towards better noise reduction and dust collection.

FlexiROC T25 R Construction Edition and FlexiROC T30 R Construction Edition are the two drill rigs that are now updated to meet the market needs.

The water mist can be used with the included tank or with and external water source. The tank can be insulated for arctic conditions. Using water mist when drilling will bind the dust to the water, preventing it from being inhaled by the operator and others in and around the job site.

The new silence kit will reduce noise levels by as much as 10 dB and will also help in lowering dust levels. A new high performance DCT (dust collection system) has been fitted. It has an intelligent cleaning system that will secure suction capacity in all conditions. Also, it is now easier for the operator or service technician to make filter changes. The new DCT is accompanied by a bag handling system, a closed system that will prevent dust from escaping into the air when splicing the bags.

In addition to this, Atlas Copco is now introducing GPS aiming and satellite navigation for these radio remote controlled drill rigs.

I am very happy to present these new features, they will definitely help the operator to win the battle against noise and dust and will increase the overall productivity of the operation.

Global Product Manager, Marcus Leü.

Surface and Exploration Drilling is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets rock and exploration drilling equipment for various applications in civil and geotechnical engineering, quarries and both surface as well as underground mines worldwide. Atlas Copco's strong focus on innovative product design and service support systems gives added customer value. The main production centers are in Sweden, Italy, India, Japan and China. The divisional headquarters is in Örebro, Sweden.

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