Komatsu 930E-4 - Self Driving 320 Ton Mega Machine

By Evelina Stanyte - June 19, 2020

The Komatsu 930E is an off-highway, ultra class, rigid frame, two-axle, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck designed and manufactured by Komatsu in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Although the 930E is neither Komatsu's largest nor highest payload capacity haul truck, Komatsu considers the 930E to be the flagship of their haul truck product line.

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The 930E was introduced in Morenci AZ May, 1995 with a payload capacity of up to 310 short tons (281 t). Year by year the 930E machine was improved and one of the current models is the 930E-4 with a 2,700 horsepower (2,000 kW) Komatsu SSDAl6V160 V-16 diesel engine. But why is this machine so special?


                                                     

The answer is that the 320 Ton Hauling machine has a highly sophisticated GPS system and 

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sensors that allow the truck to operate 24/7/365 without a human driving in or near it. The Komatsu 930E-4 Autonomous Vehicle drives through rugged terrain in the mining industry. Some of the areas that mining companies have to work in are in hostile or extremely remote conditions, making it difficult to find qualified professionals to fill the jobs. The self-driving system also increases productivity by approximately 12%, as it is not required to take occasional breaks and can’t call in sick to work.

Therefore, if you are looking for a mega machine with a possibility to control it from over a thousand miles away at their control centre, the Komatsu 930E-4 will be one of the best option.

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