Normet has added three new machines to its SmartDrive battery-electric equipment portfolio.
The trip includes the Utilift MF 330 SD, the Utilift MF 540 SD and the Utimec MF 100 Material SD; the first two are ideal for lifting and installations, and the third has been designed for material transport.
Normet SmartDrive architecture combined with Normet’s proven personnel lifting system enables safe lifting works with zero local emissions, improving the working comfort significantly. The Utilift MF 330 SD, with a lifting capacity of up to 3 tonnes and a maximum platform height of 3.5 meters, is designed to provide a safe working platform for all kinds of installation works in tunnels up to 5.5 m high.
The Utilift MF 540 SD is a scissor lifter offering reliable performance for all lifting and installation needs in underground mines up to 6.5 m high. A 4.5-t maximum lifting capacity and 4.5 m maximum lifting height makes the installation of even the heaviest mine ventilation fans possible.
“Both lifters can be equipped with line-of-sight remote driving system to further increase the safety and productivity by allowing the operator to relocate the machine easily with wireless remote control from the ground or from the platform,” the company noted.
The Utimec MF 100 Material SD is designed for efficient bulk material transportation in underground mines and tunnels. It has a payload capacity of 10 t and comes in two different platform versions with either low or high platform edges. The vehicle can be equipped with an optional crane with up to 2 t lifting capacity for effortless loading and unloading of heavy objects.
Normet first launched their Normet SmartDrive battery-electric vehicle (BEV) offering with zero local emissions during the Bauma19 exhibition in Munich in 2019. It now has battery-electric units working in underground mines and tunnel sites in Europe, Asia and South America. Operators summarize that key benefits of SmartDrive equipment are improved air quality with no diesel particulate matter (DPM), lower noise and heat levels and increased performance.