Sandvik introduces a new intelligent loader: Sandvik LH621i for large scale underground production and mine development
To expand the existing intelligent offering, Sandvik introduces its second i-series loader; Sandvik LH621i. The new Sandvik LH621i is the loader of choice for rapid mine development and large-scale underground production. The new high-capacity loader is a matching pair with the previously introduced Sandvik TH663i truck, considering the designed payload capacities.
The Sandvik LH621i sets the industry standard in the 21 tonnes underground loader range. The Sandvik LH621i has been built on proven technology inherited from its market leading predecessor, the Sandvik LH621, and now it enters the market equipped with further improved features.
With superior hydraulic power for fast bucket filling and drivetrain power for high ramp speeds, the Sandvik LH621i is designed to quickly clear tunnel headings for rapid advance rates. Engineered with operator and maintenance personnel safety in mind, the rugged loader offers long component lifetimes and low costs per tonne.
For easy product health monitoring and faster trouble shooting, the Sandvik LH621i features the latest Sandvik Intelligent Control System and My Sandvik Digital Services Knowledge Box™ on-board hardware as standard. The equipment has been designed automation ready, which makes the unit flexible, enabling Sandvik’s AutoMine® installation also as a retrofit just in a couple of days. To improve comfort and productivity in manual operation, significant improvements have been made to the operator’s compartment, as the Sandvik LH621i features a new more spacious and ergonomic cabin with increased visibility and a 7’’ touch-screen color display, among others.
In the engine compartment, a fuel efficient 352kW Stage II / Tier 2 engine deliveries powerful thrust for fast bucket filling and high-speed tramming for high productivity. A new, more powerful 375kW Tier 4f / Stage IV low emission engine option is available with the use of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Fuel. The diesel engine brake in the Stage IV / Tier 4f engine provides better control of vehicle speed downhill, minimizing brake and transmission overheating and brake wear. Further, SHARK™ Ground Engaging Tools (G.E.T.) are available on a wide range of bucket sizes, optimized for loader productivity and extended bucket service life.
“The new Sandvik LH621i competes in a space of its own. This new 21 ton capacity loader truly represents a new breed of productivity and emphasizes Sandvik’s capability to develop robust and efficient underground load and haul equipment,” says Olli Karlsson, Product Line Manager, Large Loaders, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
Sandvik’s i series loader and truck family now forms a full house of intelligent equipment with two loaders and three trucks: Sandvik LH517i, Sandvik LH621i, Sandvik TH545i, Sandvik TH551i and Sandvik TH663i.
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2018, the Group had approximately 42,000 employees and sales of 100 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2018, sales were approximately 43 billion SEK with about 15,000 employees in continuing operations.