Epiroc to acquire RCT

Epiroc has confirmed that it will take over Australian company Remote Control Technologies (RCT) in a deal the OEM said will make it the world-leading automation solutions provider for surface and underground rock drilling and for underground loading and haulage. RCT offers automation and remote-control solutions applicable for single machines and entire mixed fleets regardless of type or manufacturer, and…

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Epiroc to acquire AARD

Epiroc has signed a deal to acquire South African equipment manufacturer AARD for an undisclosed sum. AARD, based near Johannesburg, South Africa, designs, manufactures, services and supports a wide range of mining equipment, specializing in low-profile underground machines for mines with low mining heights. The company’s line-up include drill rigs, bolters, loaders, scalers, and more,  with customers mainly in the…

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Epiroc, Rajant validate use of wireless network for drills

Epiroc and wireless network provider Rajant Corporation have successfully validated the global deployment of both Epiroc semi-autonomous and autonomous drills with the latter’s BreadCrumb wireless nodes.  “Improving the operational safety and productivity of mining operations is the byproduct of Rajant Kinetic Mesh. It is the only industrial wireless network enabling machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and mobility in markets like open-pit and…

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Epiroc targets productivity, cost efficiency with Boomer S10 S

The world’s first automated one-boom jumbo for the small segment has arrived, according to OEM Epiroc: its new release, the Boomer S10 S face drilling rig. The Boomer S10 S provides near surgical precision in drilling and major cost savings throughout the cycle – all thanks to being the world’s first one-boom jumbo featuring Epiroc’s Rig Control System. The consistent,…

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Epiroc launches self-service, anytime video collection

Operators and service techs seeking to maximize equipment uptime have had their call answered by Epiroc, which has introduced a series of 24/7 self-service videos with instructions for troubleshooting, maintenance and repair needs. The videos, available for web or mobile devices, have been designed for those customers who prefer to conduct their own routine maintenance and minor repairs in their…

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