Atlas Copco Releases Mid-Range Rotary Blasthole Drilling Rig

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. Modeled after the DM45 and DML, the DM30 II is also similar to the DM30, which has more than 30 years of safe, efficient, high-production blasthole drilling.

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Tesmec Rock Hawg for Surface Mining Applications

Tesmec surface miners are suitable to excavate even strong and unfractured rock, cutting vertical walls and square corners while producing low amounts of dust. Tesmec surface mining machines can be equipped with laser for grade control and/or GPS for auto steering and grade control. The high production capacity of the Tesmec Rock Hawg reduces the need of multiple units to a single unit working in the area, guaranteeing an easy job site to manage. The shock and vibration from the Rock Hawg excavation process is negligible, and therefore the danger zone to surrounding structures becomes a non-issue, according to the company. The special drum attachment with carbide diggings tools accompanied with the high engine power allows for a very efficient hourly output per each unit.

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Vermeer Adds GPS Steering To Surface Excavation Machine

Aggregates producers that use a Vermeer surface-excavation machine as an alternative to drilling and blasting, or for surface mining, haul road construction and site preparation, now have the option of adding GPS-guided steering, which can improve cutting accuracy and operator consistency.

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Boart Longyear Launches Instrumentation Line

Boart Longyear offers a wide range of underground, surface, multipurpose, sonic and production drill rigs; performance tooling; and now it’s launching the first two products in its new instrumentation line: TruCore and TruShot.

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Review Your Blasting Security Program

Properly storing and securing explosives is vitally important in our industry. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fireams (ATF) released “Safety and Security Information for Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees,” a free guide that contains security guidelines, tips, techniques and tools developed by ATF, The International Society of Explosives Engineers and The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME).

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