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Innovations creating customer value

We are partnering with our customers on their electrification, digitalization and automation journeys. Our expanding portfolio of products and solutions ensures that our customers can use the latest technologies to transition to a safer, more efficient and more sustainable mine of the future.

We introduced several new electrification innovations, including a higher-capacity battery that enables our largest underground BEV loaders and trucks to operate 36 percent longer between battery swaps. The increased capacity also improves charge acceptance, enabling faster downhill speeds, better efficiency and a lower cost per amp-hour compared to current generation Artisan® battery packs. We successfully tested the Sandvik® TH665B battery-electric truck in Australia, our largest capacity BEV truck for underground applications and the industry’s only battery-electric powered underground truck with a 65-ton capacity.

Additions to our digital portfolio included Toro® LH518iB and Toro® LH514iE, automation-ready electric underground loaders with AutoMine® compatibility. xCell Cyclops™ is a digital convergence system for ground support that provides wireless, continuous, remote and real-time measurement of ground movements. My Sandvik Onsite is a monitoring solution that transforms data from Sandvik iSeries surface drill rigs into actionable insights for productivity improvements. AutoMine® AutoLoad 2.0 is a new feature that increases loading cycle consistency while reducing equipment idle time and operating costs.

The new Sandvik Alpha™ 340 drilling tools for mining and tunneling use a new innovative asymmetric thread design. The design reduces stress in critical areas, boosts fatigue strength, is easier to uncouple and reduces costs per meter advanced drilling. Digital simulations helped perfect the design, while digital control in machining enabled the more advanced geometries.

A woman in work clothes sitting at a desk in a control room supervising drilling operations via computer screens. (photo)