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Mining and rock excavation equipment

Do you have an idea that could make mining and tunneling more productive, safe or efficient?

We provide equipment for drilling and rock excavation and offer a complete range of related services and consumables.

Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India. The main hub for research and development is located in Örebro, Sweden, where a designated team of engineers will evaluate your idea.

We innovate for surface and underground mining, infrastructure, public works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Rock excavation is an expensive business and much of our product development in this field is related to lowering mining and construction costs by improving customers’ productivity. Through increasing the efficiency of a drill, for example, we can reduce its energy consumption and emissions. Safety and automation are increasingly important in the mining industry.

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Description of the idea/invention
The nature of your idea.
Why you think that this could be of benefit for Atlas Copco.
If applicable, your technical approach. You may want to attach visual explanations by uploading a file above.

Intellectual property rights
Are you the inventor? If not, what is your relationship to the inventor?
Patent protection related to your idea. If it is protected by patents or has been published, please include:

  • Patent number and countries of your own (including granted patents & applied patents).
  • Patent number and countries of other companies’ that might have potential conflicts with your technology that you’re submitting (if you know of any).
  • Publication name, title, volume, page number, publishing year.

Stage of development
Provide a brief description (e.g. current status, plans, issues) about the stage of development:

  • Research or experimental, laboratory prototype, working prototype or commercially available.
  • Describe the main challenges that need to be overcome in making your idea a commercially available product/technology.

Have you shared this idea with other companies?

  • If yes, do you have any active contract or agreement in place that would prevent you from negotiating with Atlas Copco?
  • If your idea is a new feature to an existing industrial product, please list that product as well.