Komatsu giving CM more power

Equipment producer Komatsu has revealed it will soon be launching an upgraded version of its legacy Joy 12HM46 continuous miner (CM) that will offer mines greater cutting power.

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The Joy 12HM46. Photo: Komatsu

The company told Mining Magazine that the 12HM46's cutter head will offer 50% more cutting power than the first-generation unit. It is eyeing a new gearcase as a potential upgrade to the unit.