New ideas through competition

Linde Material Handling is supporting the recently launched “The Smart Logistics Challenge – How to Deliver, Tomorrow” initiative of the European Federation of Materials Handling and Storage Equipment (FEM). It calls on students of economics and engineering all over Europe to present ideas for future challenges in the industry. (more…)

Read full story

Upat supplies best professional power tool brand in the world

Established in 1924 in the US, Milwaukee is arguably the best power-tool brand in the world, according to Upat Product Specialist Werner Koch. ‘The cutting-edge in power-tool development at the moment is battery technology, and Milwaukee is a global leader in this regard, not only in lithium-ion batteries, but in power-management systems as well.’ (more…)

Read full story
Caterpillar LHD

Caterpillar develops battery electric proof of concept LHD

The Underground Mining group within Caterpillar Inc. has shipped a proof of concept battery electric LHD to a mine site located in Canada. The initial build and validation testing of this R1300G test unit began in early 2017 at the Caterpillar Peoria Proving Grounds and continues now, moving muck in a Canadian mine. (more…)

Read full story
Caterpillar retrofitted truck

Caterpillar and Rio Tinto retrofit trucks for Australian mine operation

Caterpillar and Rio Tinto have signed an agreement for retrofitting 19 Cat 793F mining trucks for autonomous operation at the Marandoo iron ore mine in Western Australia. Caterpillar will also install Cat Command for hauling software for operation of the autonomous fleet. The result of the agreement will be the first fleet of Cat autonomous […]

Read full story