May 17, 2020

[VIDEO] Time-Lapse: Assembling a Liebherr T 264 Mining Truck

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[VIDEO] Time-Lapse: Assembling a Liebherr T 264 Mining Truck
The majority ofequipment in the mining industryis massive. In fact, its enormous. Mining equipment is typically so big it must be assembled on site in v...

The majority of equipment in the mining industry is massive. In fact, it’s enormous. Mining equipment is typically so big it must be assembled on site in various stages, often taking weeks to construct.

The following video showcases a Liebherr T 264 mining truck being assembled in a time-lapse fashion.

The T 264 is a fuel-efficient truck built for safety and reliability. Based on the previously engineered Liebherr T 262 and T 282 series haul trucks, this mammoth vehicle boasts the highest horsepower engine option in its size class. Higher efficiency and productivity are achieved by Liebherr’s Litronic Plus AC drive system. Additionally, it allows for optimal distribution of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic power to other areas of the truck.

Specifications for the Liebherr T264:

Engine Output: 2,500 - 2,700 hp

Vehicle Weight: 184 ton

Payload Class: 240 ton

Vehicle Weight: 424 ton

Backed by 30 years of proven design and operational experience, Liebherr Mining Equipment provides miner with superior productivity by loading and hauling maximum tonnage in the shortest amount of time.

See for yourself how this beast of a mining truck gets assembled. 

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Jul 17, 2021

Coal India Secures First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Deal

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Coal India Limited has secured a new deal with Accenture Solutions to consult on enhancing mining performance and production through a digital endeavour

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.

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