The first Hitachi EX 5500-6 excavator in the world to be repowered with two 12V4000 MTU engines went into operation in June 2019 at the Sossego mine in Brazil.
With great commitment from U&M team (Central, UMYA and UMSS) and support from MTU (Brazil and USA) it was possible to install the engines and connect them to the Hitachi control system, forming a set that promises great results.
In this pioneering repowering an important improvement was made, the equalization of engine loads with the installation of frequency converter modules, optimizing the load balance between the two engines with great efficiency, becoming standard for all U&M machines repowered with MTU engines from now on.
This is U&M, researching, innovating and solving problems with technique, professionalism and competence. Congratulations to all!
U&M is at the September 2019 edition of Brasil Mineral Magazine, on a technical article, written by our Innovation Director, Gustavo Giarolla, about U&M Autonomous Mining Truck. To access the original article in Portuguese, click the image below.
Regarded as one of the largest mining exhibitions in Latin America, EXPOSIBRAM brought together in one place hundreds of entrepreneurs, government representatives, people linked to the mining sector and visitors. The event was held from 9 to 12 September in Belo Horizonte (MG). “In addition to the U&M booth being a success – showcasing the … Continue reading Exposibram 2019
U&M is a mining contractor providing open pit mining services and movement of large volumes of soil and rock for the construction industry and, throughout its 45 years, has always sought to employ new technologies in its equipment and processes. Given this and knowing that the technology of autonomous equipment was advancing at … Continue reading U&M Autonomous Mining Truck
Training can be a key to success of an organization. Investing in improving the team members promote their qualification, aligning them to the company’s culture and developing skills that meet the expectations of the organization. Its thinking about continuous development of its team that U&M built at its headquarters U&M Training Center (U&M University), … Continue reading U&M Training Center