RAW TO READY: Komatsu

RAW TO READY: Komatsu

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:00pm

Enginge Fan blades waiting to be assembled to engine.

Credit: Courtesy of Hoff Productions

See how coal, chromium, mineral oil, latex rubber and sulfuric acid become the Komatsu 930-E. 

To extract precious metals found beneath the earth requires a massive 232-ton, two-story-tall dump truck with a load capacity of 320 tons — a giant earth-mover like the Komatsu 930-E. This amazing engineering achievement is made possible by five essential raw ingredients: coal, chromium, mineral oil, latex rubber and sulphuric acid, an electron superhighway that generates massive power. RAW TO READY: Komatsu airs Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.



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