French company SO.CA.L invested in SpeedROC 2F
SO.CA.L is a subsidiary of Carrières du Boulonnais group and has been built and developed over four generations
It is located in west of France near Saint-Malo and their main business is extraction of dimension stone, industrial processing and partner services. The company have more than 40 years of experience and their granite all over the world. SO.CA.L is operating two granite quarries especially for dimension stone production, which represents 85% of their total revenues. SO.CA.Ls two sites represents 30 hectares of concession, 8 of which are in operation. Annual production reaches 6 to 7 000 m3 per year with two colors of granite. To reach their production volumes which have been multiplied by five in 25 years, the sites are largely equipped with six hydraulic drilling machines, six mechanical shovels, four loaders and several dumpers.
Thirty-two experienced employees, including about twenty in the quarry, assure this production. The Lanhélin has been in operation since around 1880 and is delivering one of the most famous French granites. The SpeedROC 2F from Atlas Copco replaced the electrically powered Zoomrail that was located between the two quarries; SO.CA.L and Centravenir. Ideal for DSI quarries, the SpeedROC 2F is equipped with two well-proven hydraulic rock drills. It assures fast and intuitive positioning and high speed drilling, which provides an impressive boost in productivity. The 360° rotatable boom swing saves time in both positioning and tramming. The design of the SpeedROC 2F, a four-wheel drive rig, makes it a stable partner for fast, steady movement even in difficult terrains. It is suitable both for vertical and optional horizontal drilling.
For even safer drilling, it is designed with four support legs that ensures the stability of the machine even when it is used to the maximum of its capacity. The company SO.CA.L is very satisfied with their investment which allows them to optimize their drilling.
Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.