Since 2018, Normet has collaborated with Finnish firm Lekatech, a startup committed to revolutionising hammering technologies. Lekatech believes that as the carrier machines transform to electric, direct electric drive is also the future in hammering. Normet's minority shareholder investment supports the continued growth of Lekatech and the commercialisation of its cutting-edge, fully electric hammers.
“Our goal is to zero out the CO2 emissions of impact hammers used in the mining and construction industry,” says CEO Antti Anttila at Lekatech.
Lekatech’s ambition supports Normet’s continued progress in mining electrification. The fully electric hammer combined with Normet SmartDrive battery-electric architecture will shape the future of underground scaling and breaking.
“Lekatech’s technology enables a quantum leap in hammering energy efficiency and impact performance. The hammer being a digital platform enables intelligent control features that just were not possible before”, says Samu Kukkonen, technology director at Normet.
Lekatech’s groundbreaking fully electric hammer is up to 60% more efficient than a conventional hydraulic hammer providing significant energy savings while doubling impact force. A fully electric hammer enables continuous digital development.
“Cooperation with Normet has been natural from the beginning. Normet really understands how to introduce high technologies to global market. I appreciate Normet’s practical and entrepreneurial culture and solid technical know-how. Normet is committed to being a technology leader in its area of expertise”, says Tuomo Peltola, founder of Lekatech.