UNDERGROUND

Komatsu throws hat into TBM mining ring

KOMATSU has become the latest original equipment manufacturer to look at developing a mining tunnel boring machine.

An artist's impression of Komatsu's Mining TBM.

An artist's impression of Komatsu's Mining TBM.

There have been several attempts in the past, and the fact that miners continue using the drill and blast approach for underground mine development suggests they are yet to succeed. Komatsu has entered...

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