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Open pit mining technology and systems

In open pit mining, plants and machines from thyssenkrupp set standards: with continuously operating large bucket wheel excavators, spreaders and large belt conveyors, output rates of up to 240,000 m³ of overburden per day can be achieved. For smaller output rates as well, all machines are matched to each other and adapted to the operating requirements of the open pit mines.

Particularly for consolidated-rock open pit mining, thyssenkrupp played a decisive role in the development of cost-effective in-pit crushing systems, and is one of the world's leading manufacturers. A further example of innovative engineering from thyssenkrupp is the development and design of high-performance, fully mobile crushing plants that do without the use of heavy trucks in open pit mining completely.


  • In-Pit Crushing and Conveying System (Assarel Copper Mine, Bulgaria)

  • Continuous Mining with Bucket Wheel Excavator Systems

  • Fully Mobile In-Pit Crushing Plant (YiminHe, China)

  • Long Distance Belt Conveyor System (VKG, Estonia)

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