Liebherr Offers New Mining Technology Product Portfolio

The Liebherr Mining Technology Product portfolio includes Machine Automation, Digital Services, and Assistance Systems and On-board Analytics product lines, providing customers with flexible scope of supply solutions to increase safety and asset operational effectiveness. Together, these products will support operator’s performance, optimize diagnostic processes, and automate machine functions, whilst integrating machine data and OEM expertise within the customers chosen technology…

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Komatsu Hybrid Wheel Loader Offers Fuel Efficiency, Strength, Versatility

For mine operators with a focus on sustainable operation, Komatsu’s new WE1850-3 wheel loader, part of the new Generation 3 series, is a versatile loading tool that can be used for main line production and shovel backup as well as cleanup and ramp building. Komatsu is rebranding all of its hybrid wheel loader products, as part of its ongoing process…

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Autonomous Cat 794 AC Mining Truck Equipped With Minestar Command

Since the Cat 794 AC electric drive truck debuted at MINExpo 2016, the global fleet has logged more than 780,000 hours of field operation, averaging physical availability of 90%. Offering up to 8% better payload and faster speed-on-grade, the 794 AC delivers up to 10% more productivity than competitive trucks. The 794 AC truck field fleet has tripled over the…

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Into the Great Wide Open

Oct. 14, 2021 – Danny Gavin, from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, writes in a provocative new article that Americans are moving to rural areas in ever-increasing numbers, reflecting their increased desire to seek out more space, embrace entrepreneurial opportunities and take advantage of a lower cost of living. And whether their move is made to start a farm or a business, the…

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NIOSH Study a Warning to Noise-Exposed Workers

A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that more than half of noise-exposed workers didn’t use hearing protection “always” or “usually” when exposed to hazardous occupational noise. Hearing protection device (HPD) non-use was only measured in workers who reported exposure to noise on the job. The study was published online Oct. 1, 2021, in the American Journal…

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Terrain Processing Technology for Heavy Autonomous Excavator Navigation

Researchers from Baidu Research Robotics and Auto-Driving Lab (RAL) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) have developed a real-time mapping approach for autonomous navigation of excavators on complex terrains named Terrain Traversability Mapping (TTM). Using TTM, an autonomous excavator can navigate through unstructured outdoor environments consisting of deep pits, steep hills, rock piles, and other complex terrain features.…

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