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Standardization of Continuous Miner Control Configurations.

Authors
Hedling-WG; Folley-JD Jr.
Source
NTIS: PB/211-423 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :24 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001298
Abstract
Continuous miners are operated in an environment that is extremely hazardous to mining personnel working in the vicinity, including the operator. Every effort should be made to apply modern technology to reduce human error and accidents. Controls for operating continuous miners do not conform to modern principles of human engineering. Although the functions performed by most continuous miners are very similar, the control configurations associated with operator control of these functions differ significantly. Applied Science Associate, Inc., assisted the Bureau of Mines in investigating control configurations of several types of commercially available continuous miners. Problems associated with the lack of standardization of controls on continuous miners were identified and described. From the data compiled, a tentative, standardized continuous miner control configuration was designed with applicable principles and guidelines of human engineering factors. The model was compared to available equipment.
Publication Date
19720101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
PB-211423
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
OFR 25-72
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/211-423; Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Performing Organization
Applied Science Assoc. Inc.
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