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The >FORWARD blog is your source for the latest information on mining trends and innovations, equipment features and updates, operational insights, Komatsu initiatives and sustainable solutions. 

Operational Efficiency

ZB21 and ZJ21 preview

Innovation in hard rock mining from Komatsu

by Staff Writer

Listening to what our customers need has led to new machines with innovative enhancements, designed to help optimize hard rock mining operations.

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Komastu virtual training

Komatsu training is virtually everywhere

by Greg Swiderski

Komatsu can tailor a mining operator training curriculum to meets your needs. Got an hour twice a week? Need to split into every other week? Whatever your schedule, we will make it work for you and your team, and it’s all virtual!

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P&H 2650CX hybrid shovel using hydraulic power to open bucket

Hybrid shovels: A new level of reliability and efficiency

by Leah Harnack

Komatsu engineering brought together the reliability of P&H rope shovels, the flexibility of Komatsu hydraulic excavators, and the technology of Komatsu electric drive wheel loaders to develop something revolutionary for the mining industry in the P&H 2650CX Hybrid Shovel.

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Operator in Komatsu blasthole drill feature image

Operator comfort and your bottom line

by Staff Writer

Heavy equipment designs reflect the importance of ergonomics on productivity. Uncomfortable operators become fatigued operators and fatigue of any kind poses a workplace hazard, as well as reduced productivity.

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SmartSolutions from Komatsu Mining

The future of mining: Four trends for tomorrow's success

by Staff Writer

The increasing demand for minerals and metals is pushing the digital transformation and new technologies that are transforming mining to be more efficient, more economical, safer and less impactful on the environment.

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Digitization and Automation preview

Digitization and automation

by Staff Writer

Digitization and automation are transforming our world by enabling smarter ways of working. When combined with the “internet of things” (IoT), they provide the foundation for Industry 4.0., the 4th industrial revolution.

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Komatsu mining trucks

Komatsu's massive mining haul trucks made in Peoria

by Leah Harnack

This truck is massive. It’s larger than a 3,000-square-foot, 2-story house. That’s how Jim Mathis, manufacturing operations general manager- Peoria, described the largest of the mining haul trucks being manufactured at Komatsu America Corp.’s facility in Peoria, Illinois.

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