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Atlas Copco Targets Zero-Emission Underground Drilling

“Our customers’ future is electric,” said Andreas Nordbrandt, president of Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation Division, based in Örebro, Sweden. Development will now be focused on zero-emission and battery-driven machinery. The company has immediate plans to expand its current portfolio of electric mining equipment including loaders, drill rigs and mine trucks.

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The Hidden Cost of Cheaper Drill Rods

Conventional wisdom tells us that a penny saved is a penny earned. When it comes to buying drill rods, however, pinching pennies could end up increasing your operating costs and putting your reputation at risk, according to Boart Longyear.

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Boart Longyear Launches Global Training Program

Boart Longyear launched its new global training program for drilling supervisors, drillers, driller assistants, mechanics, welders, manufacturing and other front-line employees. The training is based on the Australian Resources and Infrastructure Industry training requirements, the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration standards and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety standards, customized for Boart Longyear specific rigs, equipment and tooling.

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Boart Longyear Touts Top 5 Advantages of Sonic Drilling

Sonic drilling technology is not new but it is certainly still within its adoption phase. This means that drilling contractors often have to play a role in teaching their mining, water well, environmental and geotechnical clients about the technology and its advantages for their projects.

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Maptek Delivers Vulcan Version 10.1

Mining technology developer Maptek released Vulcan version 10.1, together with Eureka version 4.0. Both are accessed and operated through the Maptek Workbench, offering users the first installment of a continuum of integrated technical software applications, data and workflows dedicated to mine planning, measurement and operations.

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