Battery powered and loading it
Kirkland Gold Macassa mine in Canada has received two Artisan A10 electric loaders.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has delivered two Artisan A10 loaders to the Kirkland Gold Macassa mine in Ontario, Canada.
Artisan A10 is the most capable loader in its size class, with a carry capacity of 10 tonnes and outer dimensions equal to current seven-tonne diesel loaders. Packed with innovative design features, Artisan A10 delivers shorter cycle times through higher acceleration and faster ramp speeds, while utilizing regenerative braking to capture energy to recharge the battery.
Artisan A10 uses the most powerful electric motors available and a patented Lithium-Iron Phosphate battery system, completely removing diesel particulate matter from underground environments. It is also equipped with a unique battery self-swapping system, speeding up time required for battery change, reducing infrastructure requirements and, most importantly, improving safety.