Hitachi Construction Machinery Co announced the development of their EX-7 series, a new generation of mining excavators set to hit the global market from April 2019.
The EX-7 series targets safety, productivity and connectivity, and will include six models ranging in size from 100-tonne to 800-tonne class.
Sonosuke Ishii, President of Hitachi Construction Machinery Mining Group, said this release marks the beginning of an exciting new time for both HCM and the wider mining industry as it moves into the Industrial Internet of Things era.
“We have continued to innovate since the release of our EX-6 series, and the result of that innovation is EX-7 which will be Hitachi’s safest and most efficient mining machines to date,” Ishii said.
“Our EX-7 excavators will feature Hitachi technologies that will bring the Industrial Internet of Things to mining sites around the world. These machines will be able to connect to online servers which collect valuable data and turn it into actionable insights, to help customers optimise the safety, production and efficiency of their operations.”
“EX-7 will also have the choice of MTU or Cummins brand engines (for EX1200-7 and EX1900-7, only Cummins engine will be available), and Tier 4 Final or Fuel Consumption Optimization environmental configurations.”