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Komatsu Autonomous Haulage System for mining industry

Published: 29 September 2016

Komatsu has launched commercial Autonomous Haulage Systems for the mining industry.

Komatsu Autonomous Haulage System
Komatsu Autonomous Haulage System

Each autonomous dump truck is equipped with vehicle controllers, a high precision positioning system, an obstacle detection system and a wireless network system. These features allow the dump truck to safely operate though a complex load, haul and dump cycle and to integrate with the dozers, loaders and shovels that are also part of the autonomous system.

Komatsu AHS mining truck
Komatsu AHS mining truck

The Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) allows unmanned operation of mining trucks.

Komatsu developed AHS to deliver these key benefits for our customers:
• Reduced number of drivers working in hostile and remote condition
• Increased safety on mine sites
• Reduced operating costs – extended tyre life
• Increased productivity and efficiency

The environmental benefits of the AHS system are reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

 

 

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