BEML launches new indigenous products

August 2020
BEML launches new indigenous products

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched BEML?s indigenously designed and developed products including the BH150E 150 ton dump truck, BE1800E 180 ton electrical excavator, BD50HST heli-portable dozer, and medium bullet-proof vehicle (MBPV) ?GAUR? coinciding with the ?Atmanirbharta Saptah?. The launch ceremony was done virtually in the presence of Secretary Defence and Secretary Defence (Production) among others.

At the virtual launch ceremony the Defence Minister while congratulating the DPSUs said, ?I am extremely pleased to see a range of products developed by the DPSUs that will propel us towards our goal of ?Atmanirbhar Bharat?. Among the BEML products, the 150 ton electric dump truck and BE1800E 180 ton super giant electrical excavator built with swadeshi technology will cater to the requirements of the mining industry. The medium bullet proof vehicle ?Gaur? is an extremely useful product that is worth mentioning.?

While presenting these products to the Defence Minister, Dr Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman and Managing Director, BEML said, ?At a time when the government is promoting ?Atmanirbharata?, BEML is leading the way by introducing indigenously designed and developed products that will not only contribute to the country?s GDP, but also ensure savings of precious foreign exchange. These products re-emphasize BEML?s commitment towards ?Make in India? and self-reliance.?

The BH150E 150 ton electric dump truck is India?s first electric drive rear dump truck. This product possesses significant features like high power performance, enhanced productivity, exceptional manoeuvrability, and superior operator comfort, according to the company. The truck is a boon to the Indian mining sector in its large-scale operations.

BE1800E 180 ton electrical excavator comes with leading edge technology, offers a host of features including superior controllability, mobility, durability, maintainability and operator comforts. This excavator is a cost-effective alternative to the 10 cum rope shovels currently in operation. This excavator is extremely useful in large mining projects where low cost electric power is available. The above products with reduced carbon foot print will help increase productivity in mining operations both domestically and globally.

The BD50HST is a state-of-the-art first heli-portable dozer in India. It is equipped with the latest technologies such as advance ?electric monitoring system? for accurate and smooth operations and adjustable ?operator sheet? for operator?s comfort. It can quickly assemble and dissemble at a short period. This dozer can be used at remote locations like border roads for clearing debris, laying of road and is capable of withstanding extreme temperature variations.

The medium bullet proof vehicle (MBPV) ? MK II ?GAUR? is designed and developed indigenously with added safety features. The equipment is equipped with night vision camera, blast resistance seat, GPS navigation, radio and telecommunication system. It boasts of modular armoured hull, central tyre inflation system and run flat tyres. The vehicle shields security personal from arm fire and hand grenade attacks and has a carrying capacity of up to 10 personnel. BEML Gaur is a 4x4 all-wheel drive and specially designed for easy manoeuvrability, operability and maintainability.

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