Atlas Copco has introduced the T35 E surface drill rig, the latest addition to the PowerROC product family. The PowerROC T35 E, an extendable-boom version of the current T35 rig, is a no-cabin model that is claimed to drill straighter holes and offers improved safety, comfort and easy-access maintenance. The rig features an aluminum feed system that is highly resistant to bending, while the prism shape of the feed profile allows two directional sliding surfaces as a stable guide for the rock drill cradle. The T35 E’s feed system also uses a cylinder with cables that drives the rock drill cradle to provide more consistent ground contact with the drill bit for higher quality holes. Drilling and tramming controls are located in three separate areas on the machine, allowing operators to safely control the T35 E in difficult environments. There also is no need for the operator to stand next to the feed, resulting in less dust and noise exposure. According to Atlas Copco, the rig’s standard-equipment COP logic control system adjusts to achieve the best drilling performance, and its COP rock drill is designed for mining and tunneling in tough conditions. The combination of the two provides optimal transfer of impact power from bit to rock.