Dana gearboxes drive MMD Atlas Transporters14 May 2020

Dana SAC UK has supplied critical parts to Mining Machinery Developments (MMD) for its Atlas Transporter.

The transporters, which enable heavy semi-mobile structures to be relocated in a safe and controlled manner, have been delivered to Mae Moh mine in Lampang, Thailand – an asset that feeds the neighbouring Mae Moh Power Station.

At the site, MMD’s semi-mobile sizing stations are fed by a small fleet of trucks that transport material from the mine face. The sizers then reduce the material down in preparation for conveyor haulage out of the mine. As the mine face progresses, the sizer units are occasionally relocated to minimise the truck haulage distance. For this project, which now totals eight sizer stations and two Atlas Transporters, the transporters are key to the relocation.

Each Atlas Transporter incorporates Dana Brevini Motion Systems’ gearbox technology. According to the company, the track drives are driven by two right angled planetary gearboxes from the Brevini Motions Systems S Series and are installed complete with Hydac airblast cooler. It adds that the transporter’s driven slew canopy enables payloads to be lifted and rotated at any height for optimum travel, a capability facilitated by the specification of two Dana Brevini Motion Systems inline slew gearboxes.

To-date, Dana has supplied units for three Atlas Transporters. Charles Lambert, area sales manager for Dana SAC UK, comments: “We were delighted to work with MMD on this innovative product. We’ve been working with them since 2017 on this ambitious project which brings together the expertise of companies from around the world. We at Dana SAC UK look forward to continuing our relationship with MMD.”

Adam Offord

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