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Women in Engineering at Komatsu

Women in engineering: A career at Komatsu

by Leah Harnack

We recognize how our women in engineering contribute in making Komatsu a better and more innovative place to be. There are a wide variety of career options available and our employees know their work is shaping the future of society.

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Komatsu executives planting trees in Appalachia

Our sustainable future together is essential business

by Jill Rick

Komatsu’s commitment to creating a sustainable future is reflected in our actions internally and externally, and something we seek to strengthen with each opportunity to do more. We are committed to working toward reducing carbon emissions and environmental impact throughout our value chain.

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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 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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Mining potash

Uses of minerals in everyday life

by Staff Writer

Everything society depends on is either grown, made from minerals, or relies on minerals for its production and advances in electronics, in particular, are driving the recent explosion in mineral usage. Today’s mining supports the achievements of tomorrow.

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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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Pawling & Harnischfeger: A legacy in manufacturing

by Leah Harnack

Started by Pawling and Harnischfeger’s drive to understand customer needs and apply materials and processes to provide optimum performance value, the P&H brand has come to be recognized as a symbol of quality and service.

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P&H L-1350 wheel loader

Komatsu’s new Electric Drive Innovation Center focuses expanding the capabilities of SR Technology

by Staff Writer

Breakthroughs do not come out of nowhere. They are born out of years of hard work and they happen in places like Komatsu’s new Electric Drive Innovation Center located in Longview, Texas, U.S.

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