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Atlas Copco updates ROC Manager surface drilling software

Atlas Copco announces availability of ROC Manager 3.0 planning and administration software, replacing ROC Manager 2.0 for SmartROC drill rigs. In addition to creating drill plans, the new software will also produce production and fleet management reports, including the ability to create reports to compare all SmartROC drill rigs in a fleet.

“In general terms, the software upgrade will allow our customers to plan service based on actual needs and to manage individual units of their fleet based on verifiable data,” said Maurice Hunter, business line manager—Surface Drilling Equipment.

Data provided by ROC Manager 3.0 includes

  • Drilled versus planned holes
  • Accumulated hours for engine, percussion and drilled meters, among other data
  • Average penetration rate
  • Meters per engine hour
  • Percussion time by engine time
  • Operator access to the latest production planning

The software is composed of four primary integrated functions: (1) Creating work orders and drill plans; (2) presentation and analysis of log files; (3) monitoring of work performed by rigs; (4) a report generator.

The drill plan created in the office by ROC Manager 3.0 may be transferred to the rig by USB device or wirelessly via Rig Remote Access (RRA). Log files may be transmitted from the rig to the office in the same manner.

H&E Opens New Store in Midland, TX

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (H&E) took initial steps to execute its proposed growth strategy with the opening of a new store in Midland, TX, Monday, August 13, 2012. This new store joins seven other full-service H&E operations in Texas and 65 nationwide.

The new Midland branch is located at 9001 West County Road 127, Midland, TX, 79706, phone 432-741-4700. The facility is 11,000 square feet on 5 acres and has been designed and newly constructed to serve equipment customers. It has office space for sales and rentals, in addition to large shop, parts and yard areas. The store will specialize in aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts, compact and some large earthmoving equipment, along with general construction equipment, including generators, compressors, concrete equipment, light towers, and more. Crane products and services for the area will continue to be provided by H&E’s crane division store in Dallas.

“We have visited and surveyed customers and determined that our full-service business model is exactly what they are after in an equipment supplier. We not only offer rentals, but new and used equipment sales, in-shop and mobile service and repair, a large parts inventory, training and many other value-added services. We feel the business climate and opportunity is prime to become involved in the Midland-Odessa, Texas area,” explained Joe Mancaruso, H&E Midland Branch Manager.

Products will be offered from the following manufacturers: JLG, Genie, Atlas Copco, Skytrak, Skyjack, Multiquip, Wacker Neuson, Gehl, Takeuchi, Yanmar and others. Manitowoc, Grove and Manitex crane products and services for the area will continue to be provided by H&E’s crane division store in Dallas.

Established in 1961, H&E Equipment Services is a supplier of equipment for construction, industrial, mining, manufacturing and material handling industries. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, H&E has 65 locations throughout the Gulf Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Intermountain, Southwest, Northwest, and West Coast regions. More information on H&E Equipment Services can be found on their website at www.HE-equipment.com.

Atlas Copco Appoints Fontimayor Product Manager For Mining And Rock Excavation Technology

Vince Fontimayor, new product manager for Atlas Copco mining and rock excavation technology.

Vince Fontimayor has been appointed to the position of product manager, mining and rock excavation technology, for Atlas Copco CMT USA in Commerce City, Colo., effective June 11. In his new role, Fontimayor will report directly to Jon Torpy, business line manager for rotary blasthole drills.

Fontimayor, who has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology from Old Dominion University, comes to Atlas Copco from the U.S. Navy. During his 7 ½ years in the military, which he concluded as a Lieutenant, Surface Warfare Officer, he served as Communications Officer on the missile frigate USS Rentz, Operations Officer on the USS Blue Ridge and Training Officer on the USS Vandergrift.

Fontimayor will be responsible for supporting sales and marketing of all technology products for the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business lines in the United States. He will work closely with the business line managers as well as customers to support Atlas Copco technology and identify growth opportunities.

Atlas Copco — Sacramento Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Store

The Atlas Copco branch in West Sacramento celebrated its recent grand opening with an off-site demonstration of several new surface drill rigs in the morning, and a catered reception in the evening. The new facility, located on two acres near the I-80 and I-5 freeways, offers more convenient access for customers and suppliers than the previous store.

The Atlas Copco—Sacramento staff pose in front of a Powercrusher rock crusher during their recent grand opening

“We’ve had a lot of positive comments about our new location,” said Ray Hall, Pacific region manager. “Everybody seems to appreciate that our new store is easier to get to, because of the proximity to freeway exits. We also have more usable yard space at this location, which means more room for equipment as we need it.”

The morning demonstration was held at Meadow Vista Quarry in nearby Meadow Vista, Calif. A group of approximately 20 customers took advantage of the opportunity to receive hands-on experience with four surface drill rigs that are new to their market. The models demonstrated were a FlexiROC T35-II, a ROC D3-01R and two new ECM model replacements, the PowerROC T45 and PowerROC T35 E-04.

In addition to surface crawler rigs, the Sacramento store features rock crushers and screens, ground reinforcement products, high-pressure air compressors and boosters, water-well and other deep-hole drilling rigs and all associated tools, including drills, drill steel, hammers and bits.

Atlas Copco Compressors Names John Wozniak as Western Region Vice-President

Atlas Copco Compressors has appointed John Wozniak general manager/vice president west region U.S.A. He begins his new position May 1, 2012.

Wozniak joined Atlas Copco in 2003 as the Chicago Customer Center Manager. He was appointed to a position as Regional Sales Manager (Prime Equipment) – Central Region U.S.A. in 2009. One year later, Wozniak also served as Integration Manager for Atlas Copco’s acquisition of Clayhill 2, a compressed air sales and service provider based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

“John is an integral part of the Atlas Copco Compressors group,” said Mikael Andersson, acting general manager at Atlas Copco Compressors. “The wealth of industry knowledge and experience that he brings to this new role will be instrumental in guiding him as he faces new opportunities and challenges.”

Wozniak is a veteran of the compressed air industry and has worked with hundreds of plants throughout the country on a wide range of compressed air projects. He began his career as a distributor representative with The Compressed Air Company, where his roles included territory salesman, sales manager and general manager.

Atlas Copco Compressors LLC is part of the Compressor Technique Business Area, and its headquarters are located in Rock Hill, S.C. Regional headquarters are based in four strategic locations – Eastern (Springfield, Mass.), Central (Chicago), Southern (Houston) and Western (Freemont, Calif.).