GE Mining unveils its Invertex Electric Drive Systems for underground vehicles at MINExpo International 2012 from September 24 to 26 in Las Vegas. Invertex Electric Drive Systems combine an AC drive system and GE’s advanced DurathonTM Battery energy storage system to propel underground mining vehicles with improved performance, increased reliability and lower life-cycle costs. This new technology represents GE Mining’s commitment to making underground mining safer and more cost-efficient, as well as bringing the clean and innovative solutions of GE’s ecomaginationSM to the mining industry.
At MINExpo 2012, visitors will have two opportunities to learn about Invertex Electric Drive Systems for underground propulsion. Individual system components featured at GE Mining’s Booth 7371 include traction and pump motors, the variable frequency combo-drive, the system controller, the operator’s display and the Durathon Battery.
These components also will be displayed installed in a utility scoop from GE’s Fairchild Mining Equipment at Booth 24001. Here, guests can see how the components work together and how the advanced design saves space to improve maneuverability.
“It’s exciting to be able to combine GE’s breadth of engineering, propulsion and motor leadership with its energy storage expertise to benefit the mining industry in a significant way,” said Geoff Knox, CEO of GE Mining. “As it does for mining trucks on the surface, the Invertex Electric Drive System also can provide underground mines similar opportunities to improve productivity.”
Read the press release here.