Precision control specialist Moog and yellow machine manufacturer Komatsu demonstrated a connected, automation-ready battery-electric wheel loader at the recent bauma trade show in Munich. Moog’s intelligent machine electrification system includes: an electric traction motor; lift, tilt and steering electric cylinders; power electronics; system control computer; battery and battery management system. Komatsu provided the vehicle-level design… Read more »
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Komatsu showed off a 20-ton-class electric hydraulic excavator at the recent bauma trade show in Munich. The machine is powered by a lithium-ion battery system from Proterra. Since January 2021, the two companies have been jointly developing electric medium-sized hydraulic excavators, and have been conducting proof of concept tests on research machines at customers’ construction… Read more »
Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra is collaborating with construction and mining equipment specialist Komatsu to electrify next-generation underground mining machines using Proterra’s battery technology. Proterra will supply its H Series battery system technology to Komatsu for the development of battery-electric Load Haul Dump (LHD) vehicles, drills and bolters for underground hard rock mining. Komatsu plans to… Read more »
Industrial machinery manufacturer Komatsu has formed an alliance with customers Rio Tinto, BHP, Codelo, and Boliden, to develop zero-emission mining equipment. The Komatsu Greenhouse Gas Alliance will collaborate on product planning, development, testing and deployment of zero-emission mining equipment and infrastructure. The alliance’s initial focus will be Komatsu’s power-agnostic truck concept for a haulage vehicle… Read more »
Commercial EV manufacturer Proterra has announced a partnership with construction equipment builder Komatsu to develop a battery-electric middle-class hydraulic excavator. The collaboration represents Proterra’s entry into the off-road vehicle market, and the company’s first Proterra Powered construction equipment. Komatsu will use Proterra’s battery systems to develop a proof-of-concept electric excavator this year, and expects to… Read more »
Research and Markets has released a pair of reports that examine the two segments of the commercial EV market. The company’s “U.S. Electric Truck Market Research Report” analyzes the current e-truck market, offers profiles of key players, and makes some forecasts for the future. R and M expects revenue from the US electric truck market… Read more »