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SMS Equipment Bridging the Technologies of Today

June 30, 2022
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Acheson, AB – SMS Equipment, a coast-to-coast equipment partner for leading-edge equipment and support solutions, is pleased to share a press release by our key OEM Partners, Komatsu, and Cummins, in their commitment to collaborate on the development of zero-emissions haulage equipment, including hydrogen fuel cell solutions for large mining haul truck applications.

"We are committed to working with our customers on industry-leading GHG reduction fleet initiatives and have developed the support infrastructure and expertise to support sustainable mining solutions for Canadian operations," said Mike Brown, EVP, Technology & Innovation. "We continue working closely with key partners to successfully implement technologies that reduce greenhouse gasses from mining operations." 
The mining industry has long depended on diesel-fueled engines, which have a carbon-intensive footprint to power mining equipment. Over the past decade, Komatsu and Cummins have been researching technologies to reduce emissions, allowing operations to put sustainability and environmental conservation at the forefront of their business. Electrification and hydrogen fuel cells are two of the most promising technologies to replace diesel. 

The commitment made by our OEM Partners through the signed memorandum is another positive step to help enhance GHG reduction solutions and advanced technologies that SMS Equipment will help bring to the market, leading the way in net-zero mining initiatives.

"At SMS Equipment, we have the application knowledge to deploy and support these smart mining technologies and ensure customers understand the various technical requirements. We assist customers so they can make the best choices for their operations," explained Dillon McKinnon, Manager of Mining Technologies for SMS Equipment. 

With over 100+ technical and operations support specialists within Canada, our SMART Mining Team works with Customers and OEM Partners to adopt advanced technologies from strategy to deployment. Smart Mining Solutions optimize mobile equipment fleet's safety, improve operational performance through equipment health monitoring, and lower total cost of ownership by leveraging predictive maintenance analytics programs to support continuous improvement. SMS Equipment experts are ready to help customers learn more about trolly-assist, alternative fuels, autonomous haulage systems, and other digital technologies that can help reshape their environmental footprint and meet GHG reduction commitments.

Original press release

About Komatsu

Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. 

About Cummins

Cummins Inc., a global power technology leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company's products range from internal combustion, electric and hybrid integrated power solutions and components, including filtration, after treatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, and electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cell products. 

Trolley-Assist Technology
Komatsu continues to build on a 30-year history of trolley-assist innovation. Partnering with essential support networks such as SMS Equipment provides the building blocks and turnkey solutions for unique mining operations. As a mining technology leaders and program deployment specialists, we can ensure support of your mine from feasibility analysis to program implementation and execution.

Trolley-assist at a glance

Autonomous Haulage Systems
Our world-class Autonomous Program Team is ready to work with you and identify areas where Smart Technologies improve productivity and efficiency. With you, we can tailor the optimum solution, covering all aspects of AHS implementation.

Most importantly, you’re not left to manage the technology on your own – we support your mine every step of the way. 

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Telematics for Mining

Access all data, trends, fault codes and payload information at your fingertips, with no extra costs.

KOMTRAX Plus for mining equipment is Komatsu’s remote equipment health monitoring system, allowing mine operators to track equipment performance over time and configure analytics capable of alerting you on equipment issues. 

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Collision Awareness Management
Protection of mine site equipment, infrastructure, and personnel is a major requirement on mine sites and presents great demands on collision awareness solutions. The avoidance of mine site accidents demands a combination of technologies to assist operators and reduce risk. Collision awareness and assistance technology must be able to also warn of these risks.

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