Canadian Mining Journal

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  • Feature

    Bringing autonomous haulage to the oil sands

    December 1, 2018 by SMS Equipment

    Several oilsands producers have started looking at the application of autonomous haulage systems and the use of driverless haul trucks to optimize transportation of oilsands from the mine to the processing facilities. This is a significant undertaking in the industry

  • News

    TRUCKS: Komatsu’s FrontRunner automated trucks haul a record 2B tonnes

    November 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS – Komatsu America announced on Nov. 15 that the FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than 2.0 billion tonnes of material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other

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    LOADER: SMS Equipment now sells new Komatsu WA480-8 wheel loader

    October 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ACHESON, Alta.. – SMS Equipment, one of the world’s largest Komatsu dealers now sells and supports the newest Tier 4 Final WA480-8 Komatsu wheel loader made by Komatsu America Corp.  The WA480-8 features higher production, lower fuel costs, improved operator comfort and

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    WHEEL LOADER: Komatsu America introduces new WA480-8 model

    July 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Komatsu America has introduced the new WA480-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations compliant engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines higher production with lower fuel costs, improved

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    TRUCK: Komatsu launches HD1500-8 off road dump vehicle

    April 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    JAPAN – Komatsu starts sales of the HD1500-8 mechanical mining dump truck in April after having fully remodeled its predecessor deployed mainly in overseas mines. The new full model change version is powered by a 50-liter engine, compared to a

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    HAULING: Rio Tinto’s autonomous Komatsu trucks reach 1B-tonne milestone

    January 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Rio Tinto’s fleet of autonomous haul trucks achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia last week by moving their one-billionth tonne of material. Since commencing trial operations in 2008, haul trucks fitted with autonomous

  • News

    DOZER: Faster cycle times with new Komatsu D375A-8

    October 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Komatsu America Corp. introduced the D375A-8 crawler dozer on Sept. 26. The D375A-8 features an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine that produces over 20% more horsepower while the dozer is traveling in the reverse direction.

  • MERGER: Komatsu acquires Joy Global

    April 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MILWAUKE, Wis. – Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global, a worldwide leader in high productivity mining solutions. Retaining its headquarters in Milwaukee, Joy Global will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp.

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    EXCAVATOR: Komatsu’s new model is world’s first with intelligent machine control

    November 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Komatsu has launched the world’s first intelligent machine control (iMC) excavator that promises increased productivity. The first PC210LCi-10 hydraulic excavator is now working in the land of Oz. It features Komatsu’s revolutionary machine control and guidance system, fully

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    TRUCK: Komatsu unveils autonomous haulage truck

    October 18, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LAS VEGAS – Komatsu Ltd. is going to unveiled its innovative autonomous haul truck featuring a cabless structure at MINExpo last month. Unlike 930E and 830E autonomous models, Komatsu has newly developed this vehicle exclusively as an unmanned vehicle designed

  • Feature

    August 2016 cover

    August 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    This month’s cover provided by SMS Equipment and Komatsu.

  • EQUIPMENT: Komatsu to acquire Joy Global

    July 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Komatsu Ltd. of  Tokyo has signed a definitive agreement with Joy Global Inc. of Milwaukee, WI, under which its subsidiary Komatsu America will acquire 100% of Joy Global. Today, Komatsu’s annual revenue of US$4.29 billion from mining equipment business is generated