Sandvik is introducing the AutoMine®-ready Toro™ LH514iE loader, a revamped version of its 14-t cable-electric loader.
The loader builds on its predecessor, the Sandvik LH514E, with several new updates to enhance safety and productivity.
Sandvik has been delivering electric mining loaders for more than 35 years. Building on this legacy and integrating the latest electrification, digitalisation and automation technologies, the Toro LH514iE is Sandvik’s latest solution for electrifying and automating underground loading.
It becomes the latest automated cable-electric loader designed with AutoMine integrated capabilities, offering customers flexibility to upgrade from manual to autonomous operations at any time in the equipment’s lifespan, the company says. From AutoMine Tele-Remote entry-level smart tele-operation, which offers standard features and capabilities, to AutoMine Core’s highly advanced automation system providing the most robust set of features for mass mining applications, customers can choose the right automation for their mine’s needs, the OEM says.
Unlike battery-electric vehicles that require battery swapping or quick-charging, or diesel equipment that needs refuelling, as long as the Toro LH514iE’s cable is plugged into the mine electric grid, the loader is ready for work. The high-capacity cable reeling system has an operating range of up to 330 m, the company added.
Sandvik said: “[The] Toro LH514iE loader can help improve working conditions underground for operators and other mine personnel. In addition to not producing diesel emissions, the electric motor contributes to improved working conditions by emitting lower levels of noise, vibration and heat.”