Komatsu Mining News

First bikes, then cars, now diggers as batteries' reach spreads

Komatsu’s “zero-emission” electric digger mirrors a push by global automakers to produce vehicles that meet stricter emissions standards.

Komatsu first to operate Autonomous Haulage System over dedicated private LTE network

Komatsu announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on private long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology.

Komatsu autonomous haulage system sets new haulage record

The Japanese firm's truck has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tonnes of surface material moved autonomously.

Komatsu named one of the safest companies in America

Komatsu Mining Corp. has been named one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today, the magazine for environment, health and safety leaders.

Komatsu to build $285m headquarters in Milwaukee

The planned campus would include about 170,000 square feet of office space, a 20,000-square-foot museum and training building, and 410,000 square feet of manufacturing space

Surface mining truck fleets in Asia Pacific to grow by 2,200 new vehicles

The global market for surface mining trucks is expected to grow steadily to 2020, primarily driven by the growing demand from mining companies operating across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

GE to merge transportation unit with Wabtec in $11.1 bln deal

The deal will add more offerings that can improve efficiency and safety to GE's customers, which include Komatsu Ltd and Rio Tinto PLC.

Komatsu sales growth to slow as miners avoid new equipment buys

Miners were forced to curb spending by a collapse in commodities prices in 2015-16, but a partial price recovery since then has eased the pressure.

Rio Tinto to retrofit Pilbara trucks for autonomous handling

Mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd said it plans to expand its fleet of autonomous trucks operating in Australia’s Pilbara iron-ore region, part of a cost-cutting program across its operations.

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new D375A-8 crawler dozer

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, introduced the D375A-8 crawler dozer today

Renamed Joy Global officially launched as Komatsu Mining Corp

Executives, elected officials and hundreds of Milwaukee-area employees today celebrated the official launch of Komatsu Mining Corp.

Cat scales back room and pillar business

CAT said it remains committed to existing customers.

Global mining equipment market to reach $156 billion by 2022 — report

Product launch and acquisition are the key growth strategies adopted by the leading market players, such as Caterpillar and Komatsu, to strengthen their foothold in the market.

Komatsu to purchase equity of service company for mining equipment in Mexico

The firm is buying 60% of Road Machinery Co., S.A. de C.V, Mitsui's subsidiary in Mexico, which services Komatsu mining equipment.

Drop in mining sales takes toll on Komatsu Q2 results

Construction and mining equipment account for almost 90% of Komatsu’s revenue.

Komatsu’s sales in China sinking faster than expected

Equipment sales in the Asian country are already 20% below expectations.

Komatsu dealer sells hydraulic shovel, haul trucks to True Gold

Later the fleet will be augmented with a second primary excavator and eight additional trucks.

Komatsu sees record year for mining equipment sales in China

Komatsu Ltd., the world's second- biggest mining equipment maker, expects global demand for its machines to reach a fresh record next year, fueled by China and India's search for coal, iron ore and copper.

Rio Tinto boosts driverless truck fleet for use in Pilbara

World #2 iron ore miner Rio Tinto has reached a deal with Komatsu to buy 150 driverless truck over the next four years. The new trucks, which will start arriving in 2012, will be used in Rio Tinto's Pilbara iron ore mines in Western Australia and can be controlled from its Operations Centre in Perth more than 1500 km away. Rio says the vehicles will increase productivity by hauling more material quicker. The Komatsu Autonomous Haulage System, a world first, has been tested in the Pilbara since December 2008. The company currently operates a fleet of 203 standard haul trucks and 10 driverless vehicles.

Komatsu sees success with its flagship WA1200-6 mine wheel loader in Australia

With bucket sizes ranging from 18-35 m3 (depending on materials), it has an operating weight range of 216-220 ts (depending on configuration) and is powered by a Tier 2-compliant Komatsu SSDA16V160E-2 engine rated at 1,316 kW net. It is available in two configurations, standard boom and high lift boom.In standard boom configuration, it can load Komatsu HD1500-7 (144 t capacity) and similar-class trucks in four passes, and 730E(184 t capacity) trucks in five passes.In high-lift boom configuration,it can load 830Es (222 t capacity) trucks in seven passes. Photo courtesy of Komatsu America Corp.

Oil Sands Mining Equipment Built Tough

Big, tough and powerful are the best words to describe the enormous mining equipment that roams the Canadian oil sands like prehistoric beasts. Here in the wilds of northern Alberta, the oil-rich Canadian province that fuels the country’s economy, […]

Northern Canadian First Nations Train with Mining Simulators

The YukonMine Training Association (YMTA) in Canada has taken their training initiative to the next level with the introduction of two new Cybermine surface and underground mining simulator systems. The YMTA is a partnership between the Yukon Territory’s […]

The Mine of the Future Might be a Thing of the Past

Automated operations are winning over today's mining industry. Whether it is autonomous trucks, tele-operated drills and blasts or automated logistics applications, mines are increasingly introducing these kinds of equipment and solutions, partly to better their […]

Mechel's new excavators

Mechel, one of Russia's leading mining and metals companies, has commissioned new modern backhoe excavators at its iron ore mining subsidiary, Korshunov Mining Plant OAO, and at its nickel mining subsidiary, Southern Urals Nickel Plant […]

Largest tyre chains

Following the recent completion of a three year expanion and modernisation program at its Aalen, Germany, tyre protection chain (TPC) production facility, International Mining reports, RUD-Erlau has delivered and installed two full sets of the […]