Surface mining Editorial Sustainability

Mining Magazine: Is the era of ‘big iron’ over?

1 min read / October 28, 2022

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Size is no longer everything in load and haul — the future could be leaner and greener

Fleet innovations are being used to improve fuel efficiency and productivity by using real-time attributes as input, minimizing unnecessary travel and maximizing equipment utilization.

George Mavros, product manager, Surface Mining Load and Haul at Komatsu’s Mining Technology Solutions Group, says applications his company is working on have the potential to use data to optimize vehicle workloads.

*This article was written by Craig Guthrie and appeared in the November issue of Mining Magazine. Those with a subscription can read more on page 34 here.