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Atlas Copco's raisebore rig increases mobility and accuracy


Atlas Copco will for the first time show the world’s first mobile raiseboring drill rig at the MINExpo in Las Vegas on September 26, 2016. Easer L drill rig is set to save massive amounts of time in underground mines and tunnels, while delivering superior drilling performance.

Atlas Copco Sweden - Easer L
Easer, the Atlas Copco mobile raiseboring rig, operates in the same way as a traditional raiseborer, drilling both upwards and downwards, but can be easily moved to wherever it is needed in the mine. The rig is wheel mounted, making it exceptionally easy to move, and for fast and easy set-up, no concrete platform or site preparation is necessary. 
Mobility underground
Atlas Copco’s Easer L raiseboring rig makes life easier underground. The first mobile raiseboring drill rig of its kind, Easer L provides unprecedented levels of mobility, efficiency and safety.
Raisebore machines, which drill openings between two separate levels of a mine or tunnel, traditionally require a lot of preliminary work before drilling begins. Easer L is about to change that.
Easer L can drill both upwards and downwards, like a traditional raiseboring rig.
Saving time - and money
With the average raiseboring rig, set-up time accounts for around 50% of the total work hours. Eliminating the extra set-up and teardown means more time spent on production.
“The Easer is unlike anything used in the industry before. It requires no site preparation, no concrete foundation or pin," says Atlas Copco Australia Product Manager Nick Iser. “All equipment – including electrical cables, hydraulic hoses, and air and water supply hoses – are part of the carrier.”
Safety is the bottom line
Operating Easer L requires minimal manual handling, lowering risk of operator injury. The remote control crane for easy pipe handling, an integrated muck chute, and a hydraulic wrenching system are just some of the features that make Easer L safe and reliable. Atlas Copco’s years of experience and ongoing dialogue with mining customers around the world have also resulted in many automated add-ons designed to make raise boring safer and easier.
Solid control and support
Easer L is operated with Atlas Copco’s Rig Control System (RCS). With intuitive controls and access to vital data, RCS is no new toy - the system has years of proven, real world experience.
The new rig is supported by Atlas Copco’s product specialists who offer ongoing training, product support and parts on site.
To learn more about Easer L, be sure to stop by the Atlas Copco booth at The MINExpo September 26 to 28.
The Atlas Copco booth at MINExpo 2016 will be located in the North Hall, Booth 2121.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopcogroup.com.
Underground Rock Excavationis a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of tunneling and mining equipment for various underground applications worldwide. Atlas Copco's strong focus on innovative product design and service support systems gives added customer value. The divisional headquarters and main production center are in Sweden.<</body>