Optimism for job seekers in Australia’s mining industry has gradually increased for around two years now. The rising buoyancy has been reflected in research by recruitment agency Hays.
Equipment manufacturer Komatsu has released upgraded low-emission Tier 4 engine-powered versions of its WA500 and WA600 production loaders.
Komatsu has released two new articulated dump trucks, the HM300-5 and HM400-5, which incorporate advanced Tier 4 Final engines that can reduce emissions by up to 90 per cent when compared with predecessors.
Komatsu has launched an unprecedented 25 new machines, including excavators, loaders, trucks and graders, at an event in the Hunter Valley.
Komatsu Australia has released the D375A-8 dozer with the promise of delivering increased production, reduced operating costs, new operator assist and comfort features, and improved maintainability and service life.
Komatsu has released the HD1500-8 mechanical drive dump truck, a 142 metric tonne capacity hauler designed to reduce cost per tonne.
Komatsu’s aggressive expansion of its autonomous haulage system (AHS) is set to continue, 10 years after the first commercial deployment of the mining automation solution.
Komatsu has released a new version of the KOMTRAX remote monitoring system, describing it as easier-to-use and more interactive for customers.
Komatsu subsidiary company MineWare is planning to integrate its weighting and positioning solutions for draglines, shovels and hydraulic loading equipment with RPMGlobal’s short-term scheduling solutions.
Komatsu’s three-day, Queensland-based ‘hackathon’, Komatsu: Transform Mining, took place at River City Labs in Brisbane from February 23–25, with tech startup PETRA Data Science taking the event’s top award. The company took first place in the competition for its ShovelVision AI prototype. Brisbane was chosen by Komatsu for the event due to its reputation as … Continue reading Komatsu’s Brisbane ‘Hackathon’ proves a success for startups
Komatsu is accelerating the development of smaller drills for surface mining applications.
A Komatsu ‘hackathon’ event in Brisbane entitled Komatsu: Transform Mining will allow participants to pitch their products to the engineering giant, in an opportunity that could create jobs in the Queensland mining sector.
Komatsu plans to accelerate the pace of mining automation through the ongoing development of its autonomous haulage system (AHS).
Rio Tinto will work with Caterpillar and Komatsu to expand its fleet of autonomous haul trucks in the Pilbara by more than 50 per cent in 2019.
The equipment manufacturer believes its ‘fix it first time’ approach ensures that machine issues are identified, addressed and resolved in the shortest possible time, and on the first visit.
The global mining automation market is expected to grow in value by almost 50 per cent by 2023, according to a report.
Komatsu has launched a project management technology that will benefit the construction phase of mining and enhance the growing use of drones in the industry.
Six Komatsu Australia in-house pilots have recently received their ‘wings’ as certified drone operators, allowing for the ability to provide total site solution, site surveying services that are an improvement on ground-based alternatives.
Improving how technology solutions are integrated will be critical for mining to effectively transform into a digital industry, according to RPMGlobal chief executive officer Richard Mathews.
Komatsu has established a new Australian management team focused on market innovation.