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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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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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Autoation in underground mining

Automation in mining protects workers at the face

by Staff Writer

Automation is becoming a larger part of the longwall mining process; operators are moving farther from the face and its associated safety concerns.

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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 and Consol Energy earn national mining safety innovation award

by Staff Writer

A partnership with customer Consol Energy Inc., enabled the development of a new technology safety innovation that supports the extraction of essential minerals. This advanced system was recently honored with an award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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