Product News - April 2017


Multi-Purpose Truck Chassis Tackles Off-Road Applications

ARDCO recently produced the next generation of its Articulating Multi-Purpose Truck (AMT), featuring a modular back-end platform that offers the flexibility to customize the vehicle to suit extreme off-road jobsites.

The AMT is designed to accept a wide array of standard and customizable attachments. Available configurations include a bare chassis, flatbed, water tank, fuel tank, dump bed, service and lube station, utility bed, personnel carrier, pipe trailer, drill, and custom solutions. End-users can easily change attachments, while rental companies can serve a variety of customer applications with a single machine.

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Product News - March 2017

Hitachi Introduces Multiple Technological Innovations

Last fall, Hitachi showcased several technological advancements at its MINExpo 2016 exhibit. These innovations ranged from autonomous haulage to an advanced AC-drive system to electric-powered hydraulic mining excavators.
“Hitachi built the first hydraulic excavator in Japan exclusively using Japanese technology,” said Craig Lamarque, division manager, Hitachi Construction Machinery-Americas. “Building on this legacy, Hitachi continues to lead the industry with technological innovation.”

Hitachi’s Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) leverages technologies developed for Hitachi Ltd.’s automotive and railroad solutions as well as Wenco’s fleet management and dispatch system to increase productivity and lower the total cost of ownership. The system features automated navigation and route optimization; the ability to negotiate traffic conditions; optimized accelerating, braking and steering control, site awareness and forward collision warning; and the Wenco fleet management system for overall supervisor control.

“As a fully integrated system, our autonomous haulage system is Hitachi to the core,” said Lamarque. “It results in a truck that can determine the most efficient paths without constant communication with traffic control. We’ve also included components that make it possible to convert any Hitachi AC-3 truck bought today to AHS in the future.”

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PRODUCT NEWS - December 2016

South African Coal Operators Purchase Eickhoff Continuous Miners • Conveyor Drive System • Safety Glasses • Solutions for Falling Objects • Joy Announces New Services at MINExpo

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MINExpo 2016: Autonomous Hauler Steals the Show

More than 44,0000 people attended the MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2016 exposition, which was held in September at the Las Vegas convention center. More than 1,900 exhibitors used more than 840,000 ft2 to showcase the latest mining equipment and technology. Held every four years, the event attracted attendees from more than 130 countries, including the U.S.

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High-speed, High-volume Belt-Cleaning System

High speed belts moving high volumes of material can create unique challenges for conveyor belt cleaning systems. Many of these conveyors use large head pulleys, further complicating the application of an effective primary belt cleaner. Available in several blade configurations, the Super-Skalper HD can tackle tough carry-back applications, according to ASGCO.

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