Making a world of difference in mining
Mining made better: the unseen hero of the clean energy transition
Enabling the devices and infrastructure that support a clean, comfortable and connected life are the things that often remain unseen – wires, sensors, and energy storage – all made possible by minerals and metals gleaned from beneath the earth’s surface.
The journey toward an all-electric mine
ABB Ability™ eMine comprises a portfolio of electrification technologies enabling the all-electric mine, integrated with digital applications and services to monitor and optimize energy use.
With eMine™, ABB electrifies mining trucks and technologies to cover the entire mining pro-cess. The portfolio also includes the electrification of ABB’s more traditional solutions for mining, such as hoisting, grinding and material handling.
Leading with technology
An example of this is the pilot technology eMine™ FastCharge, set to be the world’s fastest and only fully automated charging system for mining trucks. FastCharge will provide up to 600 kilowatts of power when it comes to market. Using trolley-assisted hauling, the eMine™ Trolley System can reduce diesel consumption and carbon emissions by up to 90 percent compared to exclusively diesel operations.
The complete electrification of the mining industry will require input and cooperation from many different disciplines. ABB employs a collaborative approach to bring experts to the table, including original equipment manufacturers and technology innovators, to complete the successful all-electric mine journey.
How we make a world of difference