Sandvik delivers emissions savings

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Sandvik’s first Stage V-compliant underground loaders will meet the most stringent emission regulations

Sandvik will be adding Stage V-compliant loaders and trucks to its offering as of early 2020, starting with the newest intelligent loaders Sandvik LH517i and Sandvik LH621i

After extensive development work and thorough field testing, Sandvik is preparing to launch its first Stage V-compliant underground loaders for hard rock mining applications.

The base engine and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) purifier are now enhanced with a ceramic diesel particle filter (DPF).

As a result of the collaborative product development work, the engine – delivered by Volvo Penta – and Sandvik load and haul equipment work seamlessly together to maintain productivity and reliability in the most challenging environments, the company claims.

Sandvik says the benefits of Stage V-compliant loaders include reduced amount of particles in the diesel exhaust, helping the mines to improve air quality underground. Additionally, the Stage V loaders are capable of operating with up to 3 per cent reduced fuel consumption compared to the lower stages.

Another key enabler for the equipment availability, the company says, is passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter; the soot accumulated in the filter is burned off during equipment normal operation, without the need for frequent stand still regeneration.

A new feature in the Stage V engine is the modulating engine brake which enables the operator to adjust the engine braking power, allows better control of vehicle speed downhill, and minimises brake and transmission overheating and brake wear.

Sandvik will be adding Stage V-compliant loaders and trucks to its offering as of early 2020.


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