Komatsu, Proterra collaborate on electrification

Vehicle electrification technology group Proterra and equipment producer Komatsu have teamed up to bring electrification technology to underground mining machines. In a move that signifies the official entry of Proterra into the underground mining equipment market, the collaboration will involve its supply of its H Series battery system technology. Komatsu will develop battery-electric LHDs, drills and bolters with Proterra battery…

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Epiroc puts CAS interface on offer

Epiroc recently announced the launch of a collision avoidance system (CAS) interface that it said can support underground mining safety. It said that proximity detection system (PDS) suppliers compliant with ISO 21815-2 Draft (March 2018) can interface with an Epiroc RCS Materials Handling TMM (Trackless Mobile Machinery) to enable functionality for slowing and stopping when the PDS perceives a hazardous…

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