Epiroc opens surface mining center in Arizona

Epiroc has opened the doors to its new Surface Mining Competency Center in Tucson, Ariz., which the OEM is calling a significant strategic advancement. The new Epiroc USA facility features a 28,000-square-foot rebuild center and is set to support regional surface customers via aftermarket support, training and specialized technical assistance as well. Services offered include a range stemming from machinery…

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ABB, Boliden, Epiroc make first underground B-E truck trolley system

ABB is collaborating with equipment maker Epiroc and miner Boliden for a milestone project it says will help advance the mine of the future: the first fully battery-electric truck trolley system. The underground hauling fleet electrification system design builds on Epiroc’s battery-electric Minetruck MT42 SG and ABB’s eMine Trolley System. It was tested via deployment on an 800-meter-long underground mine…

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Drilling in

Epiroc launches common automation panel for mixed fleets. As 2023 came to a close, Epiroc launched the Common Automation Panel (CAP) for RCS-based surface drill rigs, the Pit Viper and SmartROC DTH MKII models. CAP enables a transformation in remote control centers, with improved ergonomics and a platform approach to run mixed fleet operations from a single station. The automation…

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Epiroc opens National Competency Center for underground mining in Nevada

Epiroc announced the formal opening and commencement of operations at its National Competency Center in Elko, Nev. This state-of-the-art facility, located at 403 West Idaho Street, marks a significant strategic achievement for Epiroc USA, enhancing support for mining and exploration customers and providing a solid platform for business growth. Jon Torpy, president and general manager of Epiroc USA, expressed the…

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WHAT NEXT FOR RAISE BORING?

North American Mining spoke to two raise borer OEMs and three drilling contractors about the current state and future direction of the raise boring sector.  by Jonathan Rowland When you think of raise boring in underground mining, you probably think about the construction of ventilation and access shafts. But they are not the only application. With more advanced and increasingly…

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Epiroc, Newcrest deepen strategic partnership

Epiroc has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Newcrest on a collaboration that aims to take a holistic approach toward the entire mining process at several of the miner’s operations by utilizing Epiroc’s automation, digitalization and electrification solutions. “The mining industry’s future will be forged through partnerships, not solitary efforts,” said Tony Sprague, group manager, Directional Studies and Innovation…

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Epiroc launches ‘Deep Automation’ for underground material handling

Deep Automation is Epiroc’s cutting-edge set of automation systems and applications used to orchestrate loaders and trucks in underground mining operations. Developed with interoperability in mind, customers can take control of safety zones, production assignments and autonomous traffic in real time – boosting safety, consistency and productivity. Epiroc has a long history of developing and implementing automation solutions in mines…

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Epiroc, SSAB to explore sustainable options for manufacturing spare parts

Earlier this year, Epiroc and SSAB announced a further expansion of their partnership to secure fossil-free steel for use in the production of Epiroc’s mining equipment. Since then, the two companies have expanded their collaboration into also exploring the possibilities to use fossil-free steel when manufacturing spare parts and components with additive technology. The initial step in the process has…

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Epiroc, Fordia open U.S. competency center

Epiroc and Fordia Powered by Epiroc have opened an Exploration Competency Center based in Elko, Nev., and operated by Fordia. The companies said the new organization, which opened May 3, will offer more flexibility and customer focus over the sales and service process for U.S. exploration customers. Exploration customers will be able to place a single order for Epiroc exploration…

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Epiroc introduces the MTVR

Epiroc has unveiled the new MTVR, a mobile hydraulic powerpack for electric blasthole drills. Designed to enhance the utilization and productivity of Epiroc electric drills, the self-contained, wagon-mounted powerpack enables off-grid operation for high-voltage drills without requiring extensive electrical infrastructure. The MTVR’s key feature is its radio remote control (RRC), allowing operators to propel the unit from bench to bench,…

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