Battery powered mining equipment runs a lot cooler compared to diesel

Atlas Copco says its newly-launched, battery-powered Scooptram ST7 runs a lot cooler than the same equipment using a diesel engine, says Erik Svedlund, a product manager for electric vehicles.

Svendlund, who spoke to MINING.com at the CIM 2016 Convention in May, says the difference can be quite significant, which in turn has a bearing on underground ventilation costs.

“Diesel engines raise the temperature quite a lot. If you would look at Scooptram ST7 behind me, the diesel version would raise the temperature by about 19 degrees,” says Svendlund.

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