SMS Equipment announces collaboration on zero-emissions haulage equipment manufacturing
by CM Staff
The commitment made by the OEM Partners through the signed memorandum will hopefully enhance GHG reduction solutions and advanced technologies that SMS Equipment will try and bring to the market.
ACHESON — SMS Equipment, a coast-to-coast equipment partner for equipment and support solutions, announces that in partnership with Komatsu and Cummins, they will be collaborating 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.”
SMS Equipment says that the mining industry has long depended on diesel-fueled engines, which have had a carbon-intensive footprint to power mining equipment. Over the past decade, OEMs 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 the OEM Partners through the signed memorandum will hopefully enhance GHG reduction solutions and advanced technologies that SMS Equipment will try and 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.
SMS’ 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.