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Open-pit mining

Equipment operating in extreme environmental conditions


Large open-pit mining operations throughout the world use our control and drive systems to save energy, improve productivity, and enhance system value. We are a leading supplier of electrification, automation, and control and drive systems for a full range of mining equipment, including; bucket-wheel and bucket-chain excavators, spreaders, stackers, reclaimers, crushers, shovels, draglines, belt conveyor systems, and stockpiles. With more than 1,000 large mining machines operating around the world, our equipment has proven to withstand the extreme conditions of open-pit mining, from dusty and dirty environments, to severe vibrations, to temperatures ranging from -50° C to +50° C. Standard AC multi-drive installations have been mechanically reinforced to make them suitable for the minor sector. Additionally, our experts developed a special drives control library for all mining equipment that allows you to manage load-sharing of multi-drive applications, ensuring safe operation in all modes. Other developments include a fully autonomous stockyard operation with material tracking and quality management, as well as advanced GPS based automation of mobile equipment.

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