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Remote control a safer option for surface rigs 12 Jul 2018

Epiroc News Release

Surface drill rigs used in underground construction projects can now be operated remotely with up to three machines simultaneously being controlled from a distance of 100m and the potential to program in 10. This ensures greater productivity and safety for operators and is possible with a new BenchRemote operating station from Atlas Copco company Epiroc.

Operation from a safe distance
Operation from a safe distance

Communication between the BenchRemote and remote rigs is ensured via closed and secured wireless network.

The Epiroc BenchRemote is suitable for SmartROC T45 LF, SmartROC C50, SmartROC CL, SmartROC D50, SmartROC D55, SmartROC D60 and SmartROC D65.

“This means great opportunities for customers who already own these rigs,” says Mattias Hjerpe, Product Manager at Epiroc.

The station also supports Geofence virtual fence software for additional safety and can be installed in a customer-supplied vehicle, trailer or a container.

Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides excellent service. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and has staff in more than 150 countries.

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