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Mine Materials Handling Vehicle (Mmhv).

Authors
Foote-AL; Schaefer-JS
Source
NTIS: PB/80-178890 :308 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001439
Abstract
The purpose of this investigation was to develop a mechanical device that could safely perform handling tasks that are normally done manually in underground bituminous coal mines. The report discusses studies leading to construction of a battery-operated, three-wheel vehicle with a 6 deg. of freedom manipulator. Supportive design studies included collection and analysis of production, manual functions, and injury data on the underground bituminous coal mining industry. Transfer tasks in section storage and working places were the prime candidates for mechanical handling. Functional specifications were developed for two handling devices (one to handle existing unit loads and one to handle repackaged unit loads) and for a vehicle to mount the handling device. Design concepts for nine different handling devices were developed and a cost-benefit evaluation was made for each. Detail design, capital and operating costs, and method improvement savings data were developed for two battery-operated vehicles and for two different manipulators. The three-wheel vehicle with anthropomorphic manipulator was chosen for development.
Publication Date
19780101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-178890
NTIS Price
A15
Identifying No.
OFR 59-80
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/80-178890
Performing Organization
Mb Associates
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