Benefits of advanced automation
“We recommend advanced automation,” says Samaresh Mitra, National Sales Head-OE, Komatsu Mining Corp. Group, Joy Global (India). For instance, the Centurion electrical control system fitted into shovels, draglines and drills can supercharge an analogue shovel, taking several seconds off each dig cycle, thereby increasing the units moved per hour and assuring the lowest cost per tonne compared to competitive drive systems. The Faceboss control system in all Komatsu’s underground equipment enables operators to achieve an optimal balance of production rate and cost per tonne using a powerful tool set. The LINCS II network control system in Komatsu’s surface and hard rock loaders helps operators work in the most demanding surface mining applications with a dash-mounted interactive touch screen that displays instant, real-time feedback, vital statistics and an easy-to-interpret graphical format.