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Robo Cats shift 5Bt

Robo Cats shift 5Bt

Caterpillar started autonomous haulage operations in 2013.

Technology / innovation

23 SEPTEMBER 2022
Robots rising at South Flank

Robots rising at South Flank

All 41 Komatsu 930Es at South Flank to be converted to autonomous operation by September 2023.

Technology / innovation

19 AUGUST 2022
Komatsu throws hat into TBM mining ring

Komatsu throws hat into TBM mining ring

Starting a Mining TBM trial with Codelco in 2024.

Development

12 JULY 2022
MST goes to Komatsu

MST goes to Komatsu

Buy will give Komatsu's underground mining efforts a boost.

Investment

16 JUNE 2022
Where do METS fit?

Where do METS fit?

No clear message where the METS sector fit in the major parties' calculations.

Innovation

29 APRIL 2022
Komatsu creates DPF reman option

Komatsu creates DPF reman option

Remanufactured DPFs cost about one quarter to one third of new ones.

Continuous miner cutting it

Continuous miner cutting it

However, traditional drill and blast methods deployed to speed up development.

Development

30 MARCH 2022
Komatsu heads down history lane

Komatsu heads down history lane

The Wacol centre includes an innovation hub where Komatsu will showcase innovations.

Logistics

09 MARCH 2022
Diversity push paying

Diversity push paying

Of its intake this year 41% of apprentices and 50% of graduates are female.

Investment

16 DECEMBER 2021
First cut at Kanmantoo

First cut at Kanmantoo

Lays claim to the world's first portal cut using continuous mining technology.

Development

01 NOVEMBER 2021
Agreement sparks new hope for old coal mines

Agreement sparks new hope for old coal mines

The Komatsu machines are due to be delivered in mid-2022.

Fleet

28 OCTOBER 2021
Komatsu, Proterra collaborating on UG electrification

Komatsu, Proterra collaborating on UG electrification

Komatsu planning o develop prototypes this year ahead of commercial production in 2022.

Fleet

27 OCTOBER 2021
Komatsu for Kanmantoo

Komatsu for Kanmantoo

Agreement struck to deploy Komatsu hard rock cutting technology.

Development

22 SEPTEMBER 2021
Another Minexpo, another long-distance operation

Another Minexpo, another long-distance operation

Demonstration of machine's teleremote capabilities.

Fleet

17 SEPTEMBER 2021
Komatsu develops CM features to facilitate bord and pillar mining

Komatsu develops CM features to facilitate bord and pillar mining

The features were designed to help operators make progress with automation.

Fleet

14 SEPTEMBER 2021
Komatsu digs in for training centre

Komatsu digs in for training centre

The facility is expected to ease the pressure on Western Australia's labour market.

Investment

18 AUGUST 2021
Komatsu dozer 10% more productive

Komatsu dozer 10% more productive

The D475A-8's high horsepower in reverse means the lock-up converter stays engaged more frequently.

Fleet

18 AUGUST 2021
Rio Tinto backing Komatsu's green trucking play

Rio Tinto backing Komatsu's green trucking play

Helping develop Komatsu's green haul truck concepts.

Fleet

02 AUGUST 2021
Komatsu chasing sustainability at Minexpo

Komatsu chasing sustainability at Minexpo

Company highlight its moves to make its autonomous haulage technology retrofittable.

Fleet

26 JULY 2021
The logical loader

The logical loader

A 10% fuel consumption over its predecessor expected.

Fleet

15 JULY 2021
Gudai-Darri training boost

Gudai-Darri training boost

Using simulator training to help workers become familiar with operating around autonomous trucks.

A fatality free future

A fatality free future

Rob Telford is leading a push to make mining a completely fatality free industry.

Sustainability

27 MAY 2021
Komatsu supports cost saving measure

Komatsu supports cost saving measure

It will enable access to lower cost manufacturing sources to reduce up-front investment.

Fleet

24 MARCH 2021
Komatsu releases lower emissions haul truck in Australia

Komatsu releases lower emissions haul truck in Australia

The nitrogen oxide greenhouse gas emissions are treated out of cylinder.

Fleet

12 FEBRUARY 2021
Caterpillar to recommend Thoroughtec simulators

Caterpillar to recommend Thoroughtec simulators

Thoroughtec to get exclusive access to confidential Caterpillar machine data.

Simulation / Optimisation

05 FEBRUARY 2021
Whyte Gold's heavy weight

Whyte Gold's heavy weight

Billed as the largest dozer in the southern hemispere.

Fleet

28 JANUARY 2021
Dozing pretty

Dozing pretty

Machine control system is giving millimetric accuracy.

Downer adds five

Downer adds five

Buys the first five of the new generation Komatsu trucks sold in Australia.

Fleet

03 JULY 2020
Chichester trucks just robots in disguise

Chichester trucks just robots in disguise

FMG has 168 automated trucks in service at both the Chichester Hub and the nearby Solomon Hub.

Fleet

23 JUNE 2020
Life after COVID-19

Life after COVID-19

Mining supply may become more efficient as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

Covid-19

04 MAY 2020

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