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Novel design for a thin-seam shuttle car featuring an ergonomic operator compartment.

Authors
Mayton-AG; Bartels-JR; Mayercheck-WD
Source
Min Eng 1989 Nov; 41(11):1132-1134
NIOSHTIC No.
10007263
Abstract
Since 1982, the US Bureau of Mines has investigated improvements in protections for operators of thin seam shuttle cars. Due to working height restrictions in thin seam mines (< / = 1.22m or 48 inch.). Federal mine regulations require that canopy protection on shuttle cars be provided only in mines >/=1.07m (42 in.). However, court obtained variances are granted to mines < / = 1.22m (48 in). This paper presents ongoing research to design and evaluate a uniquely positioned, ergonomic compartment for a shuttle car that provides the operator with full canopy protection in working heights of 1.02m (40in.).
Keywords
Mineral-processing; Mine-shafts; Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining; Equipment-design; Ergonomics
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
19891101
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0026-5187
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
PA
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