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APR-JUN 2019

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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VDMA 50 VDMA MINING SUPPLEMENT • 2019 Mining be equipped for almost any application underground, using an inter- changeable cassette system. The most common cassette is the per- sonnel carrier. Other cassettes have been designed for service, diesel and lube trucks, water truck, explosives transportation and many others applications. The payload of MinCa 18 is almost 4 metric tons, which allows for heavy loads like the Mine Rescue Vehicle (MRV) cassette, that Paus developed jointly with Draeger. The engine is located at the rear of the MinCa 5.1, which im- proves visibility for the driver and also allows for numerous engine concepts inside the engine compartment, including several diesel engines of different exhaust stages from Tier 2 to Tier 5 as well as battery electric drives. Both models are unmatched regarding their strong, helical spring-suspended axles and chassis, offering a unique comfort for driver and passengers. "MinCa has always been extremely safe," said Franz-Josef Paus. "From the beginning, we offered both ROPS and FOPS for driver and passenger-cassette. Braking is ensured by strong, wet disc brakes, including a posi-stop park brake. All passengers may have single seats with three-point belts, and of course both driver's cabin as well as passenger cabins can be equipped with full A/C and heating." Maintenance availability has always been a top priority for PAUS on all models. All service points, such as filters and gauges are easily accessible and visible, the chassis includes a number of openings to reach to all components. For some years now, PAUS has been developing battery-elec- tric vehicles (BEVs). The first MinCa 5.1 E model was shown on bauma 2016. "This unit has undergone a lot of testing, currently the new generation with enhanced-battery technology is under way and will be shown on this year's bauma," Paus said. "We believe BEVs will take their share in underground mining, but not necessar- ily replace all diesel vehicles. Different parameters determine the ideal vehicle, such as mine infrastructure, layout, processes and, of course, type of vehicle or job to be performed." ForSee supplies the batteries and charging systems for the PAUS equipment. With the MinCa, there is no need to change the battery. The onboard capacity will be enough to power the machine for an 8-hour shift. "The MinCa 5.1 E is offered as standard with 50 kWh placed in the back, an optional 50 kWh in the front is also available," Paus said. Looking toward the future, PAUS sees the underground mining focusing more on two worlds, battery-powered equipment and auto- nomous operations. This transition will enhance the safety for min- ers, allow access difficult-to-reach areas and keep difficult mining environments profitable. PAUS will continue to cover both worlds. KAMAT GmbH & Co. KG . Salinger Feld 10 . 58454 Witten . Germany Phone: +49 2302 8903-0 . Fax: +49 2302 801917 . Mail: info@KAMAT.de . www.KAMAT.de Where others need more pumps, we simply use bigger ones. Our 5-plunger-pumps provide power - up to 800 kW. When using a variable speed drive, the range of adjustment is between 10 % to 100 %. Your advantages: less pumps, less service, longer lifetime and higher availability, energy savings. Plus: only one of the pumps in the system needs to be run by a variable speed drive. THIS REDUCES YOUR CAPITAL INVESTMENT.  58454 Witten  .  Germany  Mail: info@KAMAT.de  .  www.KAMAT.de Where others need more pumps, we simply use bigger ones. and higher availability, energy savings. Plus: only one of the pumps in the system needs to be run by a variable speed drive. THIS REDUCES YOUR CAPITAL INVESTMENT.

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