Epiroc, Orica Fire World-First Semi-Automated, Wireless Development Blast

Epiroc and Orica, in partnership with Agnico Eagle, have successfully commenced live blasting with Avatel – the world’s first semi-automated wireless underground development charging solution at Agnico Eagle Mines’ Kittilä mine in Finland. The milestone brings to life an industry-driven concept to dramatically improve safety at the face during the charging cycle, which is one of the highest risk activities…

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Epiroc Introduces Automatic Bit Changer

Epiroc introduced the Automatic Bit Changer (ABC) for hands-free bit changes on Pit Viper 270 and Pit Viper 290 series drill rigs used in rotary drilling. The Automatic Bit Changer option is designed to change rotary tricone bits significantly faster than manual exchanges and eliminates human interaction with the drill string for a safer, more efficient way to operate a…

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Epiroc Introduces DM30 XC Blasthole Drill for Maximum Productivity

Epiroc introduced the DM30 XC blasthole drill that is suitable for a variety of multi-pass rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) drilling applications. Built off the same proven, reliable platform as the Epiroc DM30 II, the new DM30 XC offers 33% more power and many benefits to customers, the company stated. The DM30 XC is designed for maximum productivity and efficiency due…

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Epiroc Adds a Wide Range of Charging Products

Electrification solutions from Epiroc support mining customers as they transition toward using Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). The latest addition to the portfolio is a wide range of flexible charging products for mining equipment. Epiroc charging products encompass several different models, fixed and mobile, to ensure that BEV have the flexibility to charge at any given time or place. Epiroc chargers…

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Epiroc Launches Mobius for Drills, A Data Hub for Mine Operations

Epiroc, in partnership with ASI Mining LLC, introduced Mobius for Drills, a new platform to convert data into useful, actionable information. Mobius for Drills will lead mines toward automation and connectivity. Featuring embedded artificial intelligence, the user-friendly Mobius system enables multi-vehicle command, control and monitoring to maximize productivity and safety.  “We think of it as a tool to directly support…

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