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Sandvik launches new lip system for underground loaders

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World Coal,

Sandvik has launched MAKO, its new lip system engineered and manufactured to meet the demands of high-abrasion underground hard rock mining.

Sandvik cast bucket corners, heel shrouds and the hammerless locking system add structural strength and high wear protection to the bucket, ensuring consistent savings on each ton hauled.

The Sandvik MAKO system has an all-new patented lock system, which is made of a single cassette-style lock. The hammerless removal system included in the lock design increases the ease of shroud removal, simplifying life for operators and maintenance crews.

The new lip system will also reduce cost per hour, as a result of the new Sandvik material specification SS5000, with increased hardness and improvements in yield and tensile strength. The new design also reduces fatigue through bucket corners, resulting in a longer fatigue life and longer bucket lip life.

Sandvik MAKO mechanically attached GET can extend the bare lip life by up to 400%, improving total cost of ownership, productivity and bucket maintenance downtime.

In comparison to the predecessor Sandvik Blue Pointer II system up to 16% improvement in wear life with less throwaway material.

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