Mining Global: Mining Equipment Buyer’s Guide 2016
Here we provide a comprehensive insight into the newest equipment and products from the four largest...
Welcome to the 2016 mining equipment buyers guide.
Here we provide a comprehensive insight into the newest equipment and products from the four largest manufacturers in the mining industry. From hydraulic shovels and excavators to dozers and continuous miners, the 2016 Buyers Guide presents the latest in mining machinery.
6015B Hydraulic Shovel
The new 6015B is equipped with a 100-ton shovel and a single Cat C27 ACERT engine, the most powerful in its class, to provide greater digging power and faster digging cycles while also lowering fuel burn and costs.
The large, 8.1-cubic-meter standard bucket, which is outfitted with a Cat C70 hammerless GET, has a payload capacity of 14.6 tons and provides a competitve advantage over leading standard-equipped shovels in its class when loading trucks of 55, 65 and 90 capacities. The Cat C27 ACERT engine provides 606 kW of rated power which equates to a 20 percent productivity advantage over existing 100-ton shovels. The 6015B is also optimized to fill a Cat 773 truck in four passes, a 775 in five passes, and a 777 in seven passes. In addition, a U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final C27 engine option meets emissions standards in highly regulated countries.
6020B Hydraulic Shovel
Keeping in line with the B Series, Caterpillar developed the 6020B Hydraulic Shovel, a brand new, clean-sheet design that delivers the simplicity and versatility miners desire, with valuable modern design features that set it apart from the competition.
The Cat 6020B is engineered from the ground up with ease of use in mind. The state-of-the-art cab features large floor window and expansive windshield and size windows for class-leading visibility, and includes a redundant HVAC system, camera system, and Cat MineStar system, The 6020B is also easy to assemble, easy to learn, easy to operate and easy to maintain.
18M3 Motor Grader
The new Cat 18M3 Motor Grader was designed to provide more power and greater coverage per pass compared to the Cat 16M3.
Based on the popular 16M3 model, the new motor grader offers additional power and a wider moldboard to support small- and medium-size mining operations that run190-ton or smaller hauling trucks. The 18M3 is powered by a Cat C13 ACERT™ engine, which uses the Caterpillar Optimized Variable Horsepower (VHP) system, designed to deliver optimum power in each gear for the operating situation. The engine is available in three configurations to satisfy global emissions standards:
• U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage IV / Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final)
• Tier 3 / Stage IIIA / Japan 2006 (Tier 3) equivalent
• Tier 2 / Stage II / Japan 2001 (Tier 2) equivalent
PR 776 Crawler Dozer
The world's first hydrostatically powered crawler tractor in the 70 tons category, the new PR 776 is powered by a Liebherr 12-cylinder diesel engine developing 565 kW (768 HP / 759 HP), with a maximum operating weight of 74t and is equipped with blade capacities of 18m³ / 23.5yd³ (semi-U blade) or 22m³ / 28.8yd³ (U blade).
The Liebherr PR 776, which will be unveiled at Bauma 2016, features the ECO function, allowing operators to choose between high performance and maximum efficiency. The ECO control system enables greater travel drive efficiency in light to medium operations, and also provides greater fuel savings.
Set to debut at Bauma 2016, the SCRFilter system from Liebherr comprises a DOC catalytic converter, a SCR catalytic converter and a SCR-coated particulate filter. The DOC catalytic converter is maintenance-free and the coated particulate filter has passive regeneration, making the system reliable and easy to operate. The combustion process was optimized so that only a few particles arise that have to be held back by the SCRFilter. As a result, the maintenance intervals can be stretched to more than 4,500 operating hours.
The SCRFilter is part of the Liebherr modular system for engines and is compatible with all engines in the D93, D94 and D95 series. These engines have identical performances, machine cooling system requirements and the same interfaces during installation for the emission standards IIIA/ IV and stage V. It allows the customer to use the same machine design for various emission standards.
R 9150 Excavator
The Liebherr R 9150 hydraulic mining excavator is the perfect loader for 50 up to 135 ton mining trucks and offers a wide array of uses. The advanced R 9150 is the worthy successor of the esteemed Liebherr R 984 C. Having the largest bucket capacity in its class, combined with its high digging forces and optimal cycle time, makes the R 9150 the most powerful excavator in the 100t class mining market.
The R 9150 is equipped with the same Liebherr V12 diesel engine as the R 9100, specifically designed to withstand extreme outside temperatures and fluctuations in atmospheric pressure. Integrating the latest engine management system, the R 9150 is built for intense mining and complies with USA/EPA Tier 2 emission limits.
Joy 16TD truck
The 16TD truck has a rated load capacity of 16,000 kg (35,274 lbs.). The load-sensing variable displacement hydraulics reduce heat and fuel costs, while improving the life of the hydraulic components. In addition, the optional automatic lubrication system keeps the DT-1804 working longer, harder, and more productively.
The 16TD truck, like all Joy trucks, is designed specifically for ease of use and maintenance, with simple operation gauges and a rugged long-life structure, providing the lowest possible total costs of operation including low capital costs.
Our new MVT-II sizers are secondary and tertiary sizers that reduce fines generation through our innovative Matched Velocity Technology that optimizes throughput capacity. With this technology, roll speeds are set to match the speed of incoming material, reducing the excess fines created with competitors’ designs.
The MVT-II sizers come in two versions – MVT-II 600 and MVT-II 800 – and feature:
Segmented roll design so that only worn segments need to be replaced;
Adjustable roll gap to optimize productivity;
Self-cleaning, timed impact teeth to optimize throughput by allowing sized material to pass through unimpeded;
Welded frame construction.
Joy Global and CRCMining are working together to advance DynaCutTM technology by modeling performance across a range of rock properties. ODC (Oscillating Disc Cutter) technology has been licensed to Joy Global by CRCMining since 2006.
At this time the technology was rebranded DynaCut, and equipment development since then has been carried out by Joy Global. In 2011, Joy Global engaged with CRCMining and potential technology users to improve knowledge of fundamental rock breakage. It is intended that the Joy Global development team can use this knowledge to further improve equipment performance. Joy Global has made substantial improvements to the operating performance and mechanical reliability of DynaCut technology since commissioning its test machine in 2013.
MB670-1 Bolter Miner
The new Sandvik MB670-1 increases productivity, reduces total cost of ownership, and improves safety and ergonomics for operators.
This upgraded bolter miner, developed out of the proven and reliable Sandvik MB670, is purpose-built for longwall mining. The fully automatic cutting cycle results in constant and faster advances, shortening panel development times in stable ground conditions by up to 30 percent and ensuring smoother mine floor conditions. Sandvik MB670-1 itself suffers less wear and tear. All of this increases productivity and lowers total cost of ownership.
MC350 Continuous Miner
The Sandvik MC350 continuous miner, for mid-size room and pillar applications, is the latest edition in the comprehensive offering of continuous miners from Sandvik. The performance of Sandvik MC350 has been proven in extensive field tests in South Africa and, as all the continuous miners in the MC series, it offers high productivity and low cost of ownership.
The new MC350 continuous miner can also be fitted with a proximity detection system to improve safety as well as a health monitoring function to provide advance warning of potential problems. In addition, the MC350 is the ideal choice for coal and potash mining when space is limited and high cutting power is required.
D61-24 Crawler Dozer
The D61-24 crawler dozer features a 6.8 liter, 168-horsepower, SAA4D107E-3, EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified engine with class-leading power and fuel efficiency. The Komatsu Variable Geometry Turbocharger (KVGT) creates excellent engine response and helps maintain a high level of passive regeneration to ensure fuel isn’t wasted on cleaning the exhaust filter. More than 99 percent of Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter regeneration is performed with no action required by the operator.
Noteworthy features on the D61-24 crawler dozer include:
• A choice between quick-shift, three-speed mode and a variable, 20-speed customizable transmission mode to suit personal preferences.
• Proprietary engine and hydrostatic transmission technology that improves machine efficiency and cuts fuel consumption.
• New auto-idle shutdown and economy modes that help reduce idle time and save fuel.
• Pioneering KOMTRAX telematics system and monitor that provides key machine metrics, including KDPF status, DEF consumption, fuel level, operating hours, location, cautions and maintenance alerts. Operator ID also makes it possible to view • KOMTRAX data by job, application or operator.
• KOMTRAX is included with the D61-24 at no charge.
• Large, multi-lingual, 7 inch, high-resolution LCD monitor with Ecology Guidance that helps operators monitor machine performance for maximum fuel efficiency and follow real-time integrated diagnostics for troubleshooting without a laptop.
• Standard rear-view monitoring system that promotes increased operator awareness of potential worksite hazards.
PC45MR-5 & PC55MR-5 Hydraulic Excavators
Last year, Komatsu introduced the new PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 hydraulic excavators, two machines with tight tail swing radii, swing booms and convex sliding doors that hug the machine to help with work in tight spaces. Featuring 2.19 liter, 38 horsepower, EPA Tier 4 final, 4D88E-7 engines, the new PC45MR-5 and PC55MR-5 use up to five percent less fuel than their predecessors with no loss to performance or productivity.
The new Tier 4 Final engine is not only more fuel efficient, it has an after-treatment system that requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The Komatsu diesel particulate filter (KDPF) and other after-treatment components are also specifically designed to work in harmony with the engine for added efficiency and long life.
Coal India Secures First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Deal
Coal India Limited (CIL) has appointed Accenture Solutions to digitally transform seven of its open-cast mines as the company strives to improve performance and increase coal production. Accenture is due to lay down digitalisation groundwork until March 2022.
The deal aims to increase coal production by 100 million tonnes (MT) by the end of FY’23. Once the minimum quantity has been surpassed, an agreed sum will be paid to the consultant for every additional sum of coal produced. This success fee will only be paid on the procurement of the minimum assured quantity.
The move will see heavy earth moving machinery (HEMM) fitted with digital sensors to monitor performance efficiency at all levels. Additionally, modern data analytic techniques aim to increase mine productivity and project monitoring through functional system management and effective observation.
An Exciting Venture For Global Mining
CIL, which aims to provide energy security in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner, hopes the move will help transform the entire business of mining operations and ensure higher volumes of coal are acquired at a lower cost.
“This is a first of its kind initiative by the company utilising digitalisation to ramp up coal output,” CIL has said.
A Digital Step Towards Enhanced Performance
Digitalisation is expected to take place at open-cast mines in Kusmunda, Gevra, Dipka of Southern Eastern Coalfields (SECL), Migahi, Jayant, Dudhichua, and Khadia of Northern Coalfields (NCL). Nearly 32% (188 MT) of CIL’s 596 MT output in FY’21 was accounted for by the seven selected mines. However, this new deal is set to see a large increase following the subsequent digital changes due to be made.
“Learning from the outcome and success of this model, we may replicate it in our other large mines,” says CIL, optimistic about the future following the modernisation of their mining.
It is expected that the move will help address roadblocks and guarantee corrective measures are put into place, ensuring the company is able to move forward with its aim of increasing output whilst remaining sustainable and eco-friendly.