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One step closer to perfection


Atlas Copco’s new unique High Precision Tunnelling (HPT) concept points the way to further process refinement and greater cost efficiency. HPT features seven innovative options for drill rigs and machines, based on the latest technology and tunnelling know-how.

High Precision Tunnelling-seven innovative options:

Professional planning tool
Tunnel Manager is the intelligent PC-software that enables the worksite office to provide operational support to Atlas Copco Boomer rigs equipped with the Rig Control System (RCS). Tunnel Manager is used to plan, store and evaluate data for the drilling process.
Minimum timeloss and more drilling hours
Good communication with the underground drill rig is one of the keys to efficient tunnelling. Atlas Copco’s Rig Remote Access (RRA) option ensures rapid and secure transfer of the latest data to and from the drill rig – as well as secure storage of all necessary information.

Efficient precision
Time is money. Precision is also money. With Total Station Navigation (TSN), the rig can rapidly be navigated into precisely the right position – every time, and with limited need of surveyors.

Save time and money

In tunnelling, the right profile from start saves a considerable amount of time and money. The Atlas Copco Tunnel Profiler is an intelligent 3D-scanning system for rapid and high-precision tunnel profiling.

Rapid acquisition of vital drilling data

By applying new technology, we acquire an increasingly detailed understanding of the rock mass, for more efficient tunnelling and drift mining. The Measurement While Drilling (MWD) technique has enjoyed rapid development, through computerization of the drill rigs.

Always a correct bolt pattern

Bolt Angle Indication is support software that gives guidance of the rock bolting operation in mining and tunnelling projects. The Bolt Angle Indication system focuses on guiding the operator to install bolts with the correct distance between the bolts.
Safe rock support system
Bolt Plan Navigation is support software that enables planning, guidance and logging of the rock bolting operation in mining and tunnelling projects. To use a correct bolt pattern adapted for existing rock conditions, is essential to obtain a safe rock support system.

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Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 136 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2008, Atlas Copco had 34 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 74 (BEUR 7.7). Learn more at