Epiroc has won a large order for underground mining equipment from Luannan Macheng Mining in China. Epiroc’s latest Simba in-the-hole ITH drill rig is part of the order by Luannan Macheng Mining. Luannan Macheng Mining, part of Shougang Group, has ordered several dozen machines with automation features, including loaders as well as rigs for face drilling, production drilling and rock reinforcement. The equipment will be used at the new Macheng iron ore mine in the Hebei Province in northern China. Epiroc will also provide rock drills and other consumables as well as on-site services. The equipment ordered includes Scooptram loaders, Simba production drilling rigs, Boomer face drilling rigs, and Boltec rock reinforcement rigs. Some of the loaders are the electrically powered Scooptram EST 1030, and all the machines have market-leading energy efficiency. Automation features for many of the machines include Epiroc’s Rig Control System, making them ready for automation and remote control, and ABC (Advanced Boom Control) Total, which enables drilling a sequence of holes (full round) automatically.