Sandvik Selects Volvo Penta Power-Generation Systems

Sandvik Construction has selected Volvo Penta power-generation engines for its new electric-powered track-mounted tertiary crushers.

The new UH450E tertiary crusher was developed by Sandvik in response to market demand and special requests from customers for an electric-powered system. The new-generation UH450E is powered by a Volvo Penta TAD1651GE power-generation engine installed in a soundproof container. The electric power system greatly improves the energy efficiency of the unit.


Low fuel consumption, uptime and the good reputation of Volvo Penta engines were Sandvik’s main reasons for selecting a Volvo Penta engine for the new UH450E crusher.


Volvo Penta’s TAD1651GE engine offers 505 kVA, prime power, and 556 kVA, standby power, at 1,500 rpm. The engine provides low maintenance and fuel-consumption costs for the end users. The engine meets Stage IIIA/Tier 3 emission legislation which provides an environmentally conscious choice.


This project is the latest step in the long-term relationship between Volvo Penta and Sandvik Mining and Construction AB. The two companies signed a cooperation agreement with the goal to enhance the long-term competitiveness of Sandvik’s products.

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About Sandvik Group
Sandvik is a global industrial group with advanced products and world-leading positions in selected areas – tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2012 the Group had about 49,000 employees and representation in 130 countries, with annual sales of more than 98,000 MSEK.


About Sandvik Construction
Sandvik Construction is a business area within the Sandvik Group providing solutions for virtually any construction industry application encompassing such diverse businesses as surface and underground rock quarrying, tunnelling, excavation, demolition, road building, recycling and civil engineering. The range of products includes rock tools, drilling rigs, breakers, bulk-materials handling and crushing and screening machinery. In 2012 sales amounted to more than 9,700 MSEK, with approximately 3,300 employees (pro forma rounded numbers).