Mine vehicle ‘electrified’ by Paus and Danfoss 26 July 2018

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Emission-free electromobility in the mining industry can reduce the risks often associated with inhalation of exhaust gases from diesel vehicles – a new trend that globally operating specialist for mining and tunneling vehicles, Emsbürener Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH, now also devotes.

The first electric and hybrid vehicles from a cooperation with company Danfoss Mobile Electrification will be delivered to customers shortly.

With the MinCa 5.1 (pictured), Paus is now offering a universal vehicle for mining as a hybrid or electric variant, which corresponds to trends towards locally emission-free underground mining.

Paus says that with its compact dimensions and a payload of 1.2ts, the MinCa 5.1 is particularly suitable for passenger and material transport in mines.

The electric drive train system EDITRON is supplied by Danfoss Mobile Electrification for the all-wheel-drive off-highway vehicle MinCa 5.1 in two variants:

  • As a pure electric drive with 50 kilowatt electric motor and a battery system with 50 kilowatt hours for 3-4 hours of work
  • As a hybrid drive with 50 kilowatt electric motor, a range extender and a battery system with 20 kilowatt hours for 12 hours of work

The vehicle is produced in Emsbüren, Germany, and has been on the market for two years as a diesel vehicle.

The electric and hybrid version, which was developed and tested in cooperation with Paus and Danfoss in recent months, is now going into series production. The first copies of the four-wheel drive vehicle will be delivered to customers of the two companies later this year.

Adam Offord

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