Hitachi Displaying New Overview Monitoring System at MINExpo

Hitachi will display its new overview monitoring system, SkyAngle, at MINExpo 2012.

Hitachi announces that it will display a cutting-edge overview monitoring system, known as SkyAngle, at its MINExpo INTERNATIONAL booth September 24 to 26 in Las Vegas, NV.

The new technology, which was developed in conjunction with Clarion Co., Ltd., enables synthesized images taken from several wide-angle cameras mounted on the truck to be shown on a display in the cab. This results in a comprehensive “bird’s-eye view” that dramatically enhances operator safety checks surrounding machinery.

The new overview monitoring system is Hitachi’s latest development in a slew of initiatives designed to enhance on-site safety.

In 2001, the company was the first in the competitive landscape to launch a monitoring system that featured a rear-view camera and display as optional equipment for hydraulic excavators. And in 2006, Hitachi Mining was the first company to introduce this type of monitoring system as a standard feature on all hydraulic excavators that are 6.5 tons or larger.

“This new monitoring system will have a dramatic impact on operational safety on site,” says Ryan Blades, Division Manager Hitachi Mining. “This technology is yet another example of how Hitachi — by focusing only on shovels and haulers — is able to produce highly-efficient and productive machinery for mining operators across the world.”

Hitachi will be located at booth #8527 and, in addition to the new overview monitoring system, will also showcase its new AC drive technology advancements for rigid-frame haul trucks.