Bis’ recently unveiled coal grader, Razor, has attracted widespread interest among Australia’s mining community.
The grader has been met with high demand during the first weeks of its release, with Whitehaven Coal being one of the first companies to purchase the Razor.
Bis showcased the Razor during their customer road show held in Queensland and New South Wales last November.
“We are delighted in the industry response for Razor, and I am pleased that two long-term customers of Bis are the first to secure the technology,” Bis chief executive Brad Rogers said.
“Razor was designed with miners, for miners – offering a step change in efficiency and importantly, operator safety.”
The grader’s braking system features dual spring applied hydraulic released (SAHR) emergency brakes on the rear wheels to improve safety and reliability, along with a modular cabin layout with entrances from both sides of the machine.
Razor also benefits from 55 per cent greater engine power than comparable graders.
The grader is the first of an upcoming pipeline of coal mining innovations from Bis, which are set to be announced in the coming months.
“We have a pipeline of innovations planned for the sector over the coming 12-18 months,” Rogers said.
“We believe the new products and services will add new markets and geographies to our current portfolio – which currently includes 40 operations across Australia and Indonesia.”