|The 4,400-lb (2,000-kg) HB 2000 breaker shown here is mid-range in Atlas Copco’s rock breaker line, which extends from the 1,650-lb MB750 to the 22,000-lb HB10000.|
Bulk materials handling specialist Transmin in Perth, Australia, has switched to Atlas Copco for the supply of all hydraulic breakers used in their hydraulic breaker range. Transmin sources all breakers via sister company, Breakers & Attachments Equipment Group (BA Equipment), which distributes Atlas Copco breaker equipment.
Transmin is a leading manufacturer of rock breakers and hydraulic boom systems used in mining operations the world over to break down oversize rocks as they pass through the materials handling process. Its head office and major manufacturing facilities are located in Perth, Western Australia, with regional offices in Brisbane, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The company currently employees 88 people globally, recording sales in more than 60 countries.
In 2008, Transmin manufactured the then-largest rock breaker/hydraulic boom system in the southern hemisphere for Rio Tinto’s Mount Tom Price mine in northern Western Australia. Nicknamed Big Bertha, the machine has a 10-m boom and 7-m jib.
Glenn Illingworth, Atlas Copco’s business line manager–construction tools for Australia and New Zealand, commented, “Transmin makes high quality, heavy duty hydraulic boom systems for the most arduous of mining and quarrying applications and are a perfect match for the Atlas Copco mounted hydraulic breaker range that are also designed and perform to the same high standards.”