HCA Amiex Stand with customers

Visitors to AIMEX will have the chance to take Hitachi’s EH5000AC-3 rigid dump truck for a virtual spin, with a high tech simulator taking centre stage at the company’s stand.

The truck simulator will be just one of many innovative features of the stand, which is designed to showcase the full breadth of integrated solutions Hitachi and its partners offer the mining industry.

Eric Green from Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia says it is more important than ever for mining customers to partner with suppliers who have the proven capacity to work with them on their business goals.

“We’re excited to be heading back to AIMEX this year to talk with visitors about how our business can support theirs,” Eric says. “Our offering in the mining sector includes not only the best market leading equipment, but also exceptional parts, service and ongoing product support. Through our Mine Performance Analytics, we use comprehensive data to optimise and sustain productivity across mine sites.

“We’re looking forward to talking with visitors at AIMEX about how this whole package fits together to deliver the best productivity at the lowest cost. It’s vital for mine operators to choose equipment partners who can help them boost productivity, manage costs and run their operations in the most cost effective, streamlined ways possible.”

In April this year, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) became the exclusive distributor of Wenco International Mining Systems throughout Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. Wenco delivers world-class fleet management software and hardware to accurately record equipment activity, location, time, production, and possible maintenance information.

“We’re very excited about this partnership, which brings together the products and services of Hitachi Construction Machinery with Wenco's expertise in production optimisation, asset health, safety and systems connectivity for mining operations.  This combination delivers a genuinely scalable fleet management model for any size or type of mine and quarry,” Eric says. “We’re looking forward to talking about this new partnership at AIMEX, where our team will also be on hand to discuss our specialist finance through Marubeni Equipment Finance.”

Eric says specialists from across the Hitachi Group will be on hand at AIMEX to talk everything from equipment to parts, fleet planning and technology, and ‘pit to port’ solutions. 

Visitors to Hitachi’s futuristic stand will not only get the chance to put the EH5000AC-3 rigid dump truck simulator through its paces – there’ll also be a theatre space featuring the brand’s latest innovations, meeting space for visitors to chat with the team, and some fun giveaways.

Hitachi AIMEX highlights:

Hitachi EH5000AC-3 Rigid Dump Truck Simulator 

The EH5000AC-3 Rigid Dump Truck is Hitachi’s largest RDT, with a payload class of 300 tonnes and a reputation for superior hauling capabilities in the surface mining industry. This market-leading machine features advanced drive control systems, a high-powered engine and a strong-structured body.

The simulator will be set up to replicate an RDT plus trailer configuration to give visitors a realistic experience.

Hitachi Theatre 

This high tech and exciting display is the perfect opportunity to see Hitachi gear in action, including the EX8000-6 backhoe excavator.  This huge, sophisticated and powerful piece of machinery is Hitachi’s flagship excavator, weighing in at over 800 tonnes, with the ability to load a 300 tonne payload in our Hitachi EH5000AC-3 truck with just four passes. The monstrous EX8000-6 is transported to site by many large floats and semi-trailers and assembled on site with the assistance of large cranes.

Hitachi Café 

Free refreshments and barista coffee will be on offer to visitors to help them refuel for a big day at AIMEX.

“AIMEX is a really important event on the industry calendar so we’re very much looking forward to being part of it again in 2015,” Eric says.

Hitachi can be found at Stand 0310.

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