ABB to automate mine hoist system in Sweden

  • March 02, 2008
  • ABB
  • News
Västerås, Sweden, March 2, 2008 – ABB signed a contract with LKAB in November 2007, to supply a mine hoist system to its iron ore mine at Malmberget in the north of Sweden. The new mine hoist system will be used to hoist ore from the new main haulage level, M1250, located at 1,250 meter level in LKAB’s mine at Malmberget. ABB’s solution will help the mine increase its overall output and productivity. ABB’s delivery includes both mechanical and electrical equipment, such as pulley and shaft, brake system, skips, measuring pockets, System 800xA control system, motor, drive system ACS 6000 SD, installation as well as commissioning. ABB has had long term cooperation with LKAB. “We are proud of being chosen by LKAB, the biggest iron ore supplier in Europe, thanks to a good working relationship between ABB and LKAB over the years”, says Leif Andersson, head of the Centre of Excellence for Under Ground Mining within ABB Business Unit Minerals. “It is of vital importance to provide our customers with solutions to help them reach their increased production volume targets.” The equipment for the new mine hoist will be delivered by the end of 2009 and the hoist is planned to be in production during the middle of 2010. ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 112,000 people. Learn More

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