All Drilling Articles

Opera house challenges
Bauer and Keller encountered numerous underground obstacles on the already complicated project to renovate the Berlin State Opera building
Feature: Drilling
Drilling equipment can often be on the critical path for construction projects and quarry operations, so reliability and productivity of these machines can also be vital.
Trenchless Solutions enters rental
UK-based contractor establishes Trenchless Plant Hire - a new company set up on the back of guided auger boring company acquisition
New BG 38 among Bauer foundation equipment
Bauer will have a focus on rigs "engineered in Germany" and manufactured to the company's quality standards at its factories in Tianjin and Shanghai
Rescue finance for Boart Longyear
Private equity company to inject up to US$ 352 million in loans and equity for distressed drilling equipment maker and drilling services provider
Unconventional drilling
New technology and new applications are pushing the boundaries in the drilling sector.
Sandvik optimistic on African prospects
Manufacturer forecasts revenues from sub-Saharan Africa will double in five years, showcases new drill rig and cone crusher for African market
Atlas Copco acquires Chinese drill consumables maker
Atlas Copco has acquired a 75% stake in Yanggu, China-based Shandong Rock Drilling Tools, which markets its products under the Sanshan brand
Intelligent drilling
Increasing fuel efficiency and performance under extreme conditions are central to the latest drill rig designs, regardless of the target market.
Sandvik unveils first Chinese designed drill
Compact and lightweight DTH rig designed and engineered at Shanghai factory exclusively for the Chinese market.
Tunnelling advances
The use of new technology, materials and techniques are helping to drive efficiency in the tunnelling sector.
Drilling: Saving energy and boosting productivity
The drive for efficient and environmentally friendly machines is presenting a unique set of challenges to the drilling industry.
String of investments for Atlas Copco
Active equipment manufacturer agrees three acquisitions, a divestment and a new research project
Tunnelling firm buys component company
German-based Herrenknecht buys pump firm Schäfer & Urbach.
Ground-breaking innovation in rock drilling
As contractors feel the pressure for increased productivity, manufacturers are digging deep to increase the efficiency and versatility of drilling equipment for even the most challenging builds.
Feature: Rock drilling
Productivity and accuracy are the kingpins of rock drilling. Steve Skinner reports on developments in automation and electronics designed to improve both while also addressing operator safety.
Drilling smarter: Reducing your costs using the latest drilling technologies
Drill rig manufacturers continue to make safer, quieter, more productive machines using the latest technologies as the demand for more cost effective equipment grows. Becca Durrant reports.
Drilling drivers: The latest product innovations from the European drilling sector.
The lack of new drilling equipment on show at Intermat this year may be a sign of the times but is in no way the start of a trend. Manufacturers are focused on future opportunities, with new products and technologies remaining top priority. Becca Wilkins reports.
New drilling systems and rigs from Fraste
Italian drilling specialist Fraste has introduced a CAN-Bus data communication system using Danfoss Plus-1 technology for use on its Multidrill XL drilling rig, its best selling mid-size rig.
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