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Drive Systems for Shovels and Draglines

Increasing efficiency and extending the life cycle of your equipment


Our upgrades and retrofits guarantee you state-of-the-art systems and solutions that expand the functionality, and extend the life of your equipment, while maintaining your core investment. We focus on taking the steps required to upgrade systems and equipment, while integrating existing and new systems and components.

ABB has continued the successful cooperation with Komatsu. The product platform for low voltage AC Drives for heavy mining conditions was updated to a new generation and extended to the entire portfolio of electric rope shovels. Meanwhile there are more than 100 electric rope shovels with ABB AC Drives in operation. Other key points to note when it comes to ABB's shovel drives offering include:
  • the successful implementation and operation of the next generation of mining drives on the global product platform ACS880 with a modified power semiconductor IGBT for the mining environment 
  • flawless operation of the first two units were confirmed by Komatsu
  • Eight different types of shovels are now available with the new generation of ABB AC drives (P&H type 4800XPC, 4x4100XPC, 1x2800XPC, 2300XPC, 1900XPC)

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