Two Tenova TAKRAF surface miners TSM 300 supplied to HWE Mining have been released for production at the Yandi Iron Ore Mine in Western Australia.

During the initial start-up and training period, the cutting capacity averaged 480t/h to 1,110t/h depending on the material’s compressive strength.

The TSM 300 is the latest development of Tenova TAKRAF surface miner. The machine features the well-proven front cutting drum with its direct twin drive. That allows for a cutting depth of 800mm, unmatched at its class. Due to its specific cutting-drum design with top-down cutting, the TSM 300 consistently produces a small product size, without additional crushing, thus efficiently eliminating a number of processing steps.

Its standard features include a spacious operator cabin with two full-size access ways and a trainer seat. Its advanced on-board machine monitoring and diagnostic system with full-size screen and clear text messaging allows for easy control and adjustment of machine parameters for best performance under changing ground conditions. The machine is driven by a CAT C32 ACERT engine. The engine combines state-of-the-art technology with proven design and is EPA TIER II non-road certified.

For the application in Australia, the TSM 300’s service and safety features have been further refined. An integrated falling objects protection structure (FOPS) and roll-over protection structure (ROPS) according to ISO standards is installed above the operator cabin. The operator cabin is equipped with a powerful dual-air conditioning. Service centers at ground level allow for fast and safe refueling, water tank filling and oil change.

As a leading supplier of open-cast mining equipment worldwide, Tenova TAKRAF offers the surface miner as part of its comprehensive product range for high-efficiency continuous mining.
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