GARLAND, Texas – Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions now offers a new cab for the Pit Viper 270 series, configured as a Pit Viper 271 or Pit Viper 275, to go along with the latest Rig Control System (RCS) automation technology that comes as an optional feature on the blasthole drill rig.
The cab is larger than the previous model and offers a number of ergonomic and safety features to increase productivity. Greater visibility is offered with larger windows, an excavator style chair that sits on an elevated platform, and a more robust windshield wipers. The air conditioning unit is located under the cab and the A/C compressor, evaporator and condenser are all hydraulically driven. The cab is better insulated to ensure that it stays much cooler than the previous model.
With the improved pressurization, door sealing, and insulation, the outside sound of drilling is greatly attenuated by decreasing the decibel level to less than 70 dBa inside the cab. There are also a number of integrated radio slots installed in the cab to house the needed components required for a mine site, such as work orders and drill plans.
There are also three buddy seats that flip-up to provide extra storage and they can be replaced with other options, such as a refrigerator, locker and/or microwave. One of the buddy seats can be upgraded to a trainee seat that comes with a backrest and seatbelt assembly. This way drillers-in-training will learn how to operate the RCS technology in a safe, ergonomic working environment. If you want to know how to bring this latest design to your mine and learn more about what the RCS software has to offer, contact Atlas Copco at www.AtlasCopco.com/BlastholeDrills.