Komatsu 930E

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Komatsu 930E Series
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Overview
Manufacturer Komatsu America Corp.
subsidiary of Komatsu Limited
Production Since 1995
Assembly Peoria, IL, USA
Body and chassis
Class Ultra
Body style Dump truck
Layout Front engine, rear wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine Varies by model
Transmission AC electric
Dimensions
Wheelbase 21 ft 10 in (6.65 m)
Length 51 ft 2 in (15.60 m)
Width 30 ft 2 in (9.19 m)
Height 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)
Curb weight Max. loaded 1,270,000 pounds (580 t)

The Komatsu 930E is an off-highway, ultra class, rigid frame, two-axle, diesel/AC electric powertrain haul truck designed and manufactured by Komatsu America Corp. in Peoria, Illinois, United States.[1] Although the 930E is neither Komatsu's largest nor highest payload capacity haul truck, Komatsu considers the 930E to be the flagship of their haul truck product line.[1]

The 930E is the best selling ultra class haul truck in the world. As of March 1, 2010, Komatsu has sold 930 units of the various 930E models.[2] The current models, the 930E-4 and 930E-4SE offer a payload capacity of up to 320 short tons (290 t).[3]

Public Debut[edit]

The 930E was introduced in May, 1995 with a payload capacity of up to 310 short tons (281 t).[3]

Innovations[edit]

The 930E was the first two-axle, six tire haul truck to be offered with a payload capacity in excess of 300 short tons (272 t), making it the world's first regular production "ultra class" haul truck. The 930E remained the world's largest, highest payload capacity haul truck until the September, 1998 debut of the 360 short tons (330 t) payload capacity Caterpillar 797.

Prior to the introduction of the 930E, diesel/electric haul trucks employed DC electric generators to power the traction motors at the rear wheels. The 930E was the first haul truck to employ an AC electric alternator. The diesel/electric AC powertrain is more efficient, offers better operating characteristics and is more cost effective than a comparable DC powertrain.[4]

Product Improvements[edit]

In 1996, the 930E-2 debuted, offering an increased 320 short tons (290 t) payload capacity by adding larger Bridgestone 50-80R57 radial tires. In 2000, at MINExpo International, Komatsu debuted the 930E-2SE featuring a 3,500 horsepower (2,600 kW) Komatsu SSDA18V170 V-18, twin-turbocharged, diesel engine developed by Industrial Power Alliance, a joint venture between Komatsu and Cummins. This is the same engine that powers the larger 360 short tons (327 t) Komatsu 960E-1 and allows the 930E-2SE to operate at elevations up to 12,000 ft (3,658 m) without deration.[5] On December 15, 2003 Komatsu introduced the 930E-3, powered by a 2,700 horsepower (2,000 kW) Komatsu SSDAl6V160 V-16 engine and a GDY106 traction motor on each side of the rear axle.[6] The current models are the 930E-4 with a 2,700 horsepower (2,000 kW) Komatsu SSDAl6V160 V-16 diesel engine and the 930E-4SE with a 3,500 horsepower (2,600 kW) Komatsu SSDA18V170 V-18 diesel engine.

Assembly[edit]

All Komatsu electric drive haul trucks, including the 930E, are manufactured at Komatsu America Corp's Peoria Manufacturing Operation located at 2300 NE Adams Street in Peoria, Illinois, USA.[1]

Standing in the Komatsu model lineup[edit]

The 930E was the largest, highest capacity haul truck in Komatsu's model lineup prior to the May 27, 2008 introduction of the 3,500 horsepower (2,600 kW), 360 short tons (327 t) payload capacity 960E-1. The 320 short tons (290 t) payload capacity 930-E4 and 930E-4SE are now the second highest payload capacity haul trucks in Komatsu's line up, although the 930E-4SE uses the same 3,500 horsepower (2,600 kW) Komatsu SSDA18V170 V-18 engine as the 960E-1.

Specifications[edit]

Komatsu 930E specifications
Capacity 290,000 kilograms (320 short tons)
Drive type Diesel-electric
Power 2,014 kilowatts (2,701 hp)
Top speed 64 kilometres per hour (40 mph)
Maximum elevation 3,700 metres (12,100 ft)
First introduced 1996

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Komatsu America Corp.’s Mining Trucks Will Be Equipped with Autonomous Navigation" (Press release). Komatsu America Corp. 2008-01-24. Archived from the original on 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-02. The truck is designed and built in the U.S. by Komatsu’s Peoria Manufacturing Operation... 
  2. ^ "Komatsu America Celebrates Milestone Achievement" (Press release). Komatsu America Corp. 2010-03-01. Archived from the original on 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-02. Komatsu commemorates the 930th production of its model 930E. Introduced in 1996, the 930E is the best selling ultra class mining truck in the world. 
  3. ^ a b "Komatsu 930E-4 Product Brochure AESS743-00" (PDF). United States of America: Komatsu America Corp. February 2007. p. 3. Archived from the original on 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-02. Nominal payload...320 U.S. ton 
  4. ^ Orleman, Eric C. (2000-11-10). Johnson, Paul, ed. Building Giant Earthmovers. Motorbooks Colortech. United State of America: MBI Publishing Company. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-7603-0640-6. Retrieved 2010-03-02. Codeveloped by General Electric and Komatsu, it was the first hauler of any kind to use the AC drive system. 
  5. ^ Hutnyak, David. "MINExpo 2000 Komatsu Trucks". hutnyak.com. Hutnyak Consulting. Archived from the original on 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-02. ...the 930E-2SE is equipped with a Komatsu Engine (SSDA18V170) with an output of 2611 kW (3500 bhp) which can operate at an elevation of 3658 meters (12000 ft) without deration. 
  6. ^ "Komatsu's 930E-3 Mining Truck Combines Proven Technology with New Design Features". Komatsu America Corp. 2003-12-14. Archived from the original on 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-02. Komatsu America Corp. introduces the newest member of its ultra class truck family, the 2,700 hp, 930E-3 AC electric drive truck with a 320-ton capacity. 

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