GHH won the Red Dot Product Design Award for its new 42-ton underground dump truck.
The MK-42 can carry up to 45 tons of weight, and the dump truck pallet capacity ranges from 19 cubic meters to 24 cubic meters.
More importantly, the rated power of this truck is 460 kW, which is top-notch. The company says it also has a first-class turning radius and dump angle (68°) to improve performance and reduce material adhesion in the tray.
“Thanks to the swing articulation and front axle suspension system, the truck has the best traction and higher driving comfort,” said GHH. “MK-42 has a large ergonomic ROPS/FOPS certified safety cabin, equipped with high-performance air conditioning and air filters. There is no high-pressure hose in the pressurized cabin, noise and dust isolation, and includes a strategically placed trainer seat Chair, used for on-the-job operator training.”
GHH and Studio Heikki Naulapää Oy created the baseline method and design concept for the MK-42, based on which the GHH team developed the truck.
The company said: “This dump truck was designed in cooperation with operators and miners to ensure that the most suitable products are provided, while taking into account first-class operator comfort and safety.”
“The powerful, sturdy and durable product design can not only bring an extremely comfortable ride experience, but also provide high productivity while maintaining low operating costs. The interior of this truck is very sturdy, and through advanced industrial design, the appearance is also The attractive, clear product color provides maximum visibility in underground mining/tunneling operations.”
For those companies that won the Red Dot Award, Red Dot CEO Professor Peter Zec said: “The Red Dot Award winners prove that they have created excellent products worthy of the award. Products won the jury’s favor not only because of their beauty, Also because of their unparalleled functionality. With their design, the winners set a new standard in their industry. I would like to express my sincerest congratulations on their success.”
Red Dot Award: Product design provides a platform for designers and manufacturers from all over the world to evaluate their products. According to Red Dot, in 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries participated in more than 6,500 product competitions.
The international jury is composed of experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convened for approximately 65 years to select the best design of the year.
The judging process lasts several days and is based on two basic criteria: the judges test the aesthetics and selected materials, craftsmanship, surface structure, ergonomics and functionality of all entries.
“After in-depth discussions, they made a decision on the design quality of the product,” GHH explained. “Following the motto of’seeking excellent design and innovation’, only the best design can win awards.”
News Source : International Mining