Emission-free fleet of the second generation

Epiroc’s emission-free fleed
Quelle/Source: Epiroc

Epiroc’s emission-free fleed
Quelle/Source: Epiroc
Epiroc is expanding its proven battery offering as well as its emission-free fleet to reach more than 60,000 operating hours. It is already the second generation of battery-powered underground loaders, mine trucks, drilling rigs along with a related service concept. The use of battery-powered equipment in the mining sector offers a number of advantages, such as a work-friendly underground atmosphere through lower emissions and reduced operating costs. Stevan Topalovic, Vice President of marketing in the field of Underground Rock Excavation at Epiroc, says, “During the Power Change Days in November 2018 we presented our battery-powered machines of the second generation – the ST14 and ST18 Scooptram with a loading capacity of 14 or 18 l each as well as our MT42 Mine Truck with 42 t respectively.”

 

The focus of the Power Change Days in Örebro/Sweden was on the technical developments in the fields of battery-powered machines and battery manufacturing as well as research. “The mining industry of the future will be emission-free, digitized and autonomous. This requires new control functions, improved equipment, and efficient management systems that meet the requirements of a sustainable industry,” says Anders Hedqvist, Vice President R & D in the field of Underground Rock Excavation at Epiroc. Epiroc has teamed up with the partners Northvolt and ABB to actively shape the technology change as well as the development of the second generation. The battery-powered machines are specially designed to meet the mining industry’s high demands with regard to safety, performance and reliability.

 

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