The new Simba S7, a hydraulic, long-hole drill rig built for small spaces and tough drilling conditions, is the latest model in Atlas Copco's Simba series, which was originally launched in 1960.
According to the manufacturer, the Simba has been developed into a fully automation-ready production drill with high precision.
Product manager Mikael Larslin commented: "The winning concept is the combination of the since long developed control system RCS, the integrated angle instrument and the automated software options. Together, this is what makes it possible for the rig to adapt according to rock condition as well as to drill with high precision.
"Simba S7 increases flexibility and precision while the operator-friendly work environment ensures safety and work satisfaction."
The new rig features:
- FOPS- and ROPS-approved cabin for a safe and comfortable operator environment;
- Sturdy hydraulic boom concept that enables stable set up of the drilling unit;
- Front- and rear-mounted stingers for stable set up for drilling; and
- Made for hard rock drilling, the COP1838+ and MUX+ are Atlas Copco's hydraulic top hammers, designed for tough working conditions.