Atlas Copco brings WellDrill 3062 to the rest of the world at Bauma 2016

April 1, 2016

At this year’s Bauma mining and construction trade fair in Munich, Germany, held April 11–17, Atlas Copco is displaying the Welldrill 3062 drilling rig. This compact machine is designed for geothermal/water well drilling and can be rotated 360 degrees for maximum flexibility. The design is well-proven, tested, and developed since 2004, with more than 130 units operating in the Scandinavian market.

What better place to introduce the well drilling rig WellDrill 3062 to markets outside Scandinavia than at Bauma, where the world of mining and construction meets every three years. This high production capacity rig is very silent and secure, with a protective guard surrounding its rotating lower parts, fully living up to the EN16228 standard. It is also software equipped with an air relief valve protecting the operator from compressed air in the drill string when unthreaded.

The WellDrill 3062 is a reliable machine with positive track record. It is light and flexible with a circular slewing baring which makes it possible to rotate it 360 degrees with the turntable. WellDrill 3062 has a small footprint and leaves little impact on the ground. Furthermore, it is equipped with loops for standard container lifting devices, making it easy to put in place and then lift away.

"Operational reliability is extremely important for our business. And I can honestly say that I don’t even remember the last time we had a failure. Furthermore, the equipment is easy to both handle and move between commissions. That’s important for our work environment comments Daniel Carlsson of the Swedish well drilling company Säffle Brunnsborrning. "

Daniel Carlsson, Swedish well drilling company Säffle Brunnsborrning.

The remote control panel for the WellDrill 3062 displays all relevant drill parameters. The rig also offers hands-free uncoupling and a very quick trip time. Another benefit is that the rod key table is designed with double action which keeps the rods in a position where it is impossible to drop the drill string in the hole by mistake.

"The optimized layout on the operator panel gives a good overview and info for efficient drilling, for example average drill meter, rotation RPM and feed pressure. This makes it easy to prolong bit life and insures that our customers get more production per shift"

Lennart Johansson, Global Product Manager for WellDrill at Atlas Copco’s Surface and Exploration Drilling division

The standard configuration is to drill up to a depth of 350 meters and WellDrill 3062 handles this without any problems. In fact, a test was carried out in Stockholm, Sweden, in which the rig was used to drill a hole to a depth of 550 meters with a diamond bit. No change was necessary, the same bit was used for the entire drill.

For more information please contact:

Lennart Johansson, Global Product Manager, Reverse Circulation and Well Drill, Atlas Copco Surface and Exploration Drilling division
+46 70 9465558 and

Brandi Pietsch, Global Communications Professional, Surface and Exploration Drilling division
+46 70 6975042 and

Surface and Exploration Drilling is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets rock and exploration drilling equipment for various applications in civil and geotechnical engineering, quarries and both surface as well as underground mines worldwide. Atlas Copco's strong focus on innovative product design and service support systems gives added customer value. The main production centers are in Sweden, Italy, India, Japan and China. The divisional headquarters is in Örebro, Sweden.

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