Automation takes the wheel

Komatsu’s automation past and future come together in the Arizona desert in the US. Donna Schmidt was invited to take a look at the OEM’s technology and what’s ahead

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The Arizona Proving Grounds site stretches for more than 700 acres (283 hectares)

While the concept of automation, at least as it relates to mining, is still in its adolescence in some ways, its industry history runs a bit deeper.