Hitachi and CSIRO to cooperate on research and development

Hitachi has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop technologies for mining equipment.

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The two companies will collaborate on research and development projects in artificial intelligence (AI), security, material tracking, urban systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensing, autonomous systems and more.

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Electric Site delivers ‘groundbreaking’ results

VOLVO Construction Equipment and their customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project, including a 98% reduction in carbon emissions.

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Carbon emissions reduced by 98% at Volvo CE and Skanska Electric Site research project

The two firms have been testing the viability of the Electric Site over the last 10 weeks at Skanska’s Vikan Kross Quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden.

The results are now in and Volvo CE and Skanska say they are even better than expected. The tests showed a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% Continue reading “Electric Site delivers ‘groundbreaking’ results”

SANY 750 t excavator gaining traction in Africa mining market, GEM says

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, has launched SANY’s SY750 excavator into the Africa mining market and received a positive response from the continent’s miners.

Eighty tonnes in a single scoop: Mega-mining iron ore

Iron ore being mined in Western Australia
Australia is the world’s largest producer of iron ore

It is the rock that has fortified Australia’s recession-defying economy.

Iron ore has helped to raise living standards in the country, supercharge pension funds, and bankroll governments. It is the key ingredient of steel, and is Australia’s most lucrative export.
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Caterpillar updates ADT range replacing C Series predecessors

Three new 2018 Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735—replace their C Series predecessors and offer new operator stations, transmission-protection features, a new hoist-assist system, an advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO

operating mode. The 730 and 730 EJ have 28 t payload capacity and the 735 has 32 t. This class of machines is widespread in in small mines, sand and gravel operations and in mine construction, such as through earthmoving contractors.

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New rigid hauler range from Volvo

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Volvo launched their new range of rigid haulers at their factory in Motherwell, Scotland

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched a new rigid hauler range which consists of the 45-tonne R45D, 60-tonne R60D, 72-tonne R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E.

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XCMG launches 700-tonne excavator

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The XCMG 700-tonne excavator is said to be the largest one which has been produced by a Chinese company

China-based company XCMG has launched a 700-tonne hydraulic excavator. Said by the company to be China’s largest excavator, the machine has an overall length of 23.5m. Continue reading “XCMG launches 700-tonne excavator”

Caterpillar adding more to its next generation surface mining drill offering

In October 2018, Caterpillar is to launch another new surface drill in the form of the small rotary MD6200, a highly transportable offering (has the option for example to leave the mast on and load it on a truck for moving to another mine, jobsite or bench area), which is expected to be available in the market in Q1 2019. While a large part of its market will be quarry applications it will also have several special mining applications. This model will drill holes of <8 in diameter. Continue reading “Caterpillar adding more to its next generation surface mining drill offering”

How Hitachi and Wenco join forces to revolutionize the mining industry

From the Wenco Site
Sure, you know Wenco is a major innovator in mining technology.

Hitachi and Wenco work together for mining

You know our fleet management systems (FMS) are one of the easiest ways to rein in your mine’s cost of production. You know our latest solutions employ

leading-edge technology that continues to raise mine performance — things like Big Data, analytics, IoT, and autonomous vehicles. You know we’re celebrating our 30th year making mines run simpler, smarter, and safer. Continue reading “How Hitachi and Wenco join forces to revolutionize the mining industry”

Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers

By Andy Brown for KHL.com11 January 2018, quoting to the Volvo CE news release.

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The range will initially launch in less regulated markets

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will re-enter the rigid hauler market with its own brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018.

Volvo CE previously offered this type of truck when it had a shareholding in Euclid. However, since Volvo CE sold its stake in Euclid to Hitachi in the year 2000 it has not produced rigid haulers. Continue reading “Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers”