has shipped a proof of concept battery electric load-haul-dump
(LHD) loader to a mine site located in Canada.
Caterpillar has shipped an electric load-haul-dump
(LHD) loader to a mine in Canada, where the first such proof-of-concept vehicle will be tested in active service.
Paramount to its operation is a fleet of battery-operated electric vehicles, including jumbos, 14-tonne load-haul-dump
(LHDs), bolters, service carriers, and emulsion loaders.
The AT32LHD duplicates the manual controls in the cab of the load-haul-dump
, allowing the operator to direct the equipment from a safer area.
The entire unit is engineered to be a direct replacement for the OEM exhaust system on a wide range of mining equipment, such as scoops, load-haul-dump
vehicles, skid-steer loaders, utility vehicles and personnel carriers.
Although hand-held drills are employed in some areas, the mine also makes use of compact Atlas Copco drilling jumbos and load-haul-dump
machines from Tamrock.
Caterpillar will start testing its 7-tonne load-haul-dump
loader at Onaping Depth, starting in July, and Glencore is additionally involved with two projects with the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) in Sudbury.
The high-capacity, load-haul-dump
loader, which works two shifts per day for a total of up to 20 hours, loads out of the face and into trucks.
units move ore from stopes to an underground crushing system.
The D-series add-on mufflers are available in 10 sizes that cover literally all types of underground equipment, from small personnel carriers and gen-sets to large load-haul-dump
(LHD) vehicles, the company said.
Tamrock also owns Secoma and EM Franceloader in France and the Canadian-made line of load-haul-dump
equipment under the EJC label made in Burlington, Ontario.
Working on equipment that vibrates for extended periods--such as haul trucks, bulldozers and load-haul-dump
machines--can even affect a person's internal organs.