Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces New EX-7 Series Mining Excavators
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has announced the development of their EX-7 series, an exciting new generation of mining excavators set to hit the global market from April 2019. The EX-7 series targets safety, productivity and connectivity, and like the previous EX-6 series will include six models ranging in size from 100 tons to 800 tons.
Sonosuke Ishii, President of Hitachi Construction Machinery Mining Group, said this marks the beginning of an exciting new time for both HCM and the wider mining industry as it moves into the Industrial Internet of Things era. “We have continued to innovate since the release of our EX-6 series, and the result of the innovation is EX-7, which will be Hitachi’s most safe and efficient mining machines to date,” he said.
The EX-7 excavators will feature Hitachi technologies that will bring the Industrial Internet of Things to mining sites around the world. The machines will be able to connect to online servers that collect valuable data and turn it into actionable insights, to help customers optimize the safety, production and efficiency of their operations. EX-7 will have a choice of MTU or Cummins brand engines, and Tier 4 Final or Fuel Consumption Optimization environmental configurations. For EX1200-7 and EX19007, only Cummins engine will be available.