The new-generation equipment displayed at WTC included the Himec RM T 125 lifting vehicle, which has been modified to a Charmec charging vehicle by installing an emulsion charging unit.
The new Himec and Charmec offerings, which can be can be used in room-and-pillar mines, have rigid frame carriers, which provide enhanced driving stability over the articulated carrier used in earlier models.
The carriers also have four-wheel and crab drive, giving better manoeuvrability in tunnels and mines.
The engine in the new carriers is placed on the side of the equipment, and therefore all engine and exhaust after-treatment system service points are easily accessed from floor level.
The improved Himec and Charmec models have an optional driving-from-the-basket feature. The operator in the basket can safely and easily move each unit from the work platform.
All Himec lifting equipment models can be quickly modified to Charmec explosive charging equipment by adding an ANFO or emulsion explosive charging unit. The new Himec models are available with several single- or twin-boom configurations.