Joy Global Introduces its Largest Electric Mining Shovel at MINExpo 2012

During MINExpo 2012, Joy Global introduced its largest electric mining shovel, the P&H 4800XPC, featuring Adaptive Controls technology which optimize shovel power usage in different phases of the dig cycle.

Joy Global introduces the P&H 4800XPC, the company’s largest electric mining shovel,with a 135sT payload designed to three pass load 400sT ultra-class haul trucks. Built upon the proven performance of the P&H 4100XPC AC, its design leverages new Adaptive Controls technology (patents pending) with ultra-class machine structures to enable the larger payload and increase efficiencies.

“Our new Adaptive Controls are a series of seven advanced control functions that optimize shovel power usage in different phases of the dig cycle,” states Josh Wagner, Director of Product Development. “The goal of this system is to enable the most efficient and productive dig cycle possible, regardless of the severity of the application.”    

In addition to the Adaptive Controls, the P&H 4800XPC features robust machine structures and systems such as a wider boom and handle, a new dipper with a higher weight to payload ratio and a patent pending modular counterweight system. The company estimates a production increase of as much as 20% over the P&H 4100 XPC AC with the potential to move over 9,000tph in production.

The first machine is slated to be placed in mine in the fourth quarter of 2013.