News From Epiroc
Published: 19/3, 2019
In conjunction with Bauma 2019 in German, Epiroc has developed several new products designed to help customers meet future demands while saving time and money. Epiroc has expanded its hydraulic attachment line by adding pulverize jaws for the CC 3100 combi cutter, the first of several innovations to be introduced in 2019. Fitted with Epiroc's coupling and positioning system (CAPS) which makes it easy to switch between jaw types on site to suit the work at hand, the full jaw range consists of universal (U), steel cutting (S), and pulverize (P) jaws. In addition, a new CC 1600 combi cutter model designed for carriers in the 13t-23t class features two powerful hydraulic cylinders with integrated speed valves for minimum cycle times and low fuel consumption. Fully protected by piston rod guards, the cylinders deliver virtually constant closing force which remains high even when the jaws are almost closed. Two jaws moving independently eliminate displacement forces on the cutter and the carrier, ensuring controlled demolition of unstable concrete walls, regardless of which jaw attacks the material first. Epiroc will also replace its MG multi grapple range in 2019 with features aimed at making the tools more robust. The first model, MG 1000 can be ordered with or without rotation device to enable operation of the base units in combination with tiltrotators. Epiroc's Powerbit underground drill bit range for tophammer drilling now features new Coprod head and bit technology more effective head with fewer parts. For drillers, this means easier handling, better hole quality, increased penetration rates, lower fuel consumption, and greatly improved productivity.