Liebherr Mining will showcase its latest technology at the Bauma trade fair. (Image: Liebherr)

At Bauma, which will be held October 24-30, in Munich, Germany, Liebherr Mining will unveil a new mid-size class hydraulic excavator — the second Generation 8 machine within the Liebherr Mining portfolio. The T 274, a 305-metric-ton mining truck, will be on display, featuring trolley assist. In the dedicated technology pavilion, visitors will also experience the latest products and services from Liebherr Mining’s Technology Product portfolio, including the company’s modular approach to emission reduction.

The Generation 8 excavator that will be displayed at Bauma 2022 has already entered the testing phase, with the company planning the start of serial production in early 2024. Other mining excavator technology products to be presented will include the Truck Loading Assistant, Performance Monitoring and Application Severity analytic products, Liebherr Power Efficiency, and the Bucket Filling Assistant, which offers the first step towards excavator automation.

Designed and adapted from years of experience in mining truck development, the T 274 provides fast cycle times, higher production rates, low fuel consumption, and a low cost per ton. A wide range of options are available for the T 274 and the entire Liebherr haul truck product line, including the Trolley Assist System and the next generation of interoperable machine automation solutions.

The Liebherr Trolley Assist System uses an overhead pantograph to connect the electric-drive system to a mine site’s electrical network, powered by the customer’s energy source of choice. The Trolley Assist System offers increased truck fleet productivity, and potential for reduction in fleet size while maintaining yearly production, when compared with standard trucks. 

For trucks, Liebherr Mining will showcase the Trolley Guidance System, Crusher Guidance System, and autonomous haulage solutions. Trade fair visitors will learn about Liebherr’s industry-first open protocol, which delivers the next generation of interoperable autonomous haulage solutions.

Supporting all product lines, the Liebherr digital platform, comprising products to support assets, operations, and maintenance activities, will be displayed at the technology pavilion. These products use machine-generated data to provide recommendations and insights to drive fleet availability, performance, enhanced machine health, and improve the customer’s service journey.