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Feasibility of Control System Automation for a Drum Head Continuous Mining Machine.

Authors
Lambert-JE; Mighdoll-P
Source
NTIS: PB/81-168361 :97 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002082
Abstract
Automatic control of drum head continuous mining machines was investigated as a means of reducing respirable dust generated and operator variability. Literature survey, manufacturer interviews, and mine visits were the major information sources. Technically feasible automation concepts were identified to control sump and shear rates, cutter head elevation limits, and sumping distance. These are the elements of a programed cutting cycle that maintains peak penetrating force on the cutter, to maximize depth of cut, and therefore reduce dust generation. Based on the industry surveys, successful underground hardware demonstrations must be completed to stimulate the market demand for these advanced control features.
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-168361
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
OFR 8-81
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/81-168361
Performing Organization
Booz-allen & Hamilton Inc.
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