Electrification solutions from Epiroc support mining customers as they transition toward using Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). The latest addition to the portfolio is a wide range of flexible charging products for mining equipment.
Epiroc charging products encompass several different models, fixed and mobile, to ensure that BEV have the flexibility to charge at any given time or place. Epiroc chargers come with a connectivity option as there are a number of advantages to having a charger connected. Customers can easily monitor their charging products remotely through a cloud service. When a new software is available or if the system needs any attention, it can be updated remotely by an Epiroc service technician.
“We want to be a total solutions provider when it comes to our customer’s electrification journey, providing everything from Battery conversions and BEV to related services and infrastructure,” said Fredrik Martinsson, commercial manager Rocvolt, Epiroc.
Charging products are offered globally, supported by trained Epiroc service technicians and backed up by service agreements available at different levels. The charging products portfolio includes lifting tools for Epiroc batteries as well as the provision of expert advice on the design of charging bays.The chargers were displayed at MINExpo in September.
One of the partners Epiroc collaborates with to create and develop the portfolio for charging products is Kempower. The Finnish technology company designs and manufactures direct current fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines, with 70 years of experience in perfecting power sources.
Sustainability is high on the agenda for the company. Kempower recently released its three headline company sustainability commitments. The pledge includes reaching total carbon neutrality by 2035 and a target of 99% end-of-lifetime recyclability rate for all Kempower charging products.
With the recent acquisition of Meglab, Epiroc now has in-house capabilities when it comes to innovation around efficient electrical infrastructure as well as intelligent charging equipment.
Besides chargers, Epiroc is already offering Batteries as a Service (BaaS), which removes the risks associated with owning batteries. The Epiroc solution provides all the benefits of electrical power and takes the responsibility for the batteries, from certification to maintenance plus technology upgrades, using a truly circular business model that provides the battery operation as a service.
The electrification offering from Epiroc also includes battery conversion kits, a cost-efficient way to utilize the full potential of low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In this area the acquisition of FVT Research ensures an innovative way to support customers with mixed fleets in the transition into BEV. On the infrastructure side the earlier mentioned acquisition of Meglab will strengthen the capability for Epiroc to also provide customers with the most effective and efficient solutions required as mines become electrified.