ABB, Stäubli team to electrify mining

ABB, Stäubli team to electrify mining

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By Nick Flaherty

ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Stäubli Electrical Connectors to collaborate on heavy duty electric machinery designs

The focus will be on mine infrastructure for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and is part of a wider move for electrification by ABB that includes autonomous vehicle chargers that operate up to 600kW.

“As a global provider of reliable connectors with a strong commitment to drive innovation, we have many key applications across various industries,” said Winnijar Kauz, Stäubli Electrical Connectors’ Global Head of E-Mobility. “Every industry demands unique technological solutions, with mining now developing for a more sustainable future in the long-term. Today’s mining environments need industrial leaders to collaborate and support the transition to all-electric operations. We look forward to teaming up with ABB to explore and develop technology solutions that will lead the way for emission free mining operations.”

“Mining and heavy industry customers seeking to decarbonize their operations are looking for innovative solutions to support the electrification of their fleets,” said Max Luedtke, ABB’s Global Head of Mining. “These solutions are needed to facilitate the transition to net zero emission transport and to fast-track the development of new emissions-reducing systems. The goal is for electrification and automation of the whole mining operation.”

This follows the launch of ABB’s eMine, an integrated portfolio of electrification and digital systems designed to accelerate the decarbonization of the mining sector. ABB is also piloting its eMine FastCharge, the world’s fastest and only fully automated charging system for haul trucks, offering up to 600kW of power to charge a large truck in less than 15 minutes.

From 2022, the eMine portfolio will include the FastCharge as well as the eMine Trolley System with the ABB Ability MineOptimize platform that optimizes engineering in the design of the plant or mine for electrical operation.

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