Hitachi Showcasing AC-Drive Technologies at MINExpo 2012

Hitachi announces it will showcase its latest AC-drive technology advancements at MINExpo 2012.

Mining professionals in North America will get their first look at the new AC-drive technology advancements in Hitachi trucks September 24 to 26 at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL in Las Vegas.

The company has announced that it will introduce the advancements, which include Hitachi’s next-generation IGBT propulsion technology, at the Las Vegas trade show, billed as the world's largest and most comprehensive exposition of mining equipment, products and services.

The technology enhancements will be showcased in a next-generation rigid-frame hauler at Hitachi’s booth.

The truck features advanced propulsion technology that delivers a whole new level of efficiency, vastly enhancing machine operations for mining professionals everywhere. In addition, the new technology, which also powers Japan’s famous bullet trains, outperforms previous and competitive systems through its simplicity, improved efficiency and enhanced dependability.

“By specializing only on shovels and haulers, Hitachi is able to focus, without compromise, on producing highly efficient and productive machinery,” says Ryan Blades, Division Manager, Hitachi Mining. “The new AC-drive technology advancements are a perfect example of the superior quality and performance of this approach. It’s something every mining company will want to see and learn about.”

Hitachi will be located at booth #8527 in the Central Hall, and, in addition to its AC-drive technology for rigid-frame trucks, will also showcase updates to its Hitachi excavators.