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Development of Highwall Mining Equipment (Phase I). Volume I.

Authors
Lundal-MC
Source
NTIS: PB 297-828 :109 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10009520
Abstract
This report describes the work done to develop a coal mining machine to increase productivity and recovery from thin seams beyond the highwall and to decrease the miner's susceptibility to highwall hazards. First, radar transducers were adapted to measure coal thickness and detect rock and coal interfaces, then the radar was incorporated into a cutterhead with steering controls. Next, visual displays were designed to show cutter position in the coal seam and anticipated change in coal seam inclination. Finally, development of a telemetry system made remote control of the cutterhead possible. Volume I provides an overview of the machine, systems, and productivity.
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-297828
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
OFR 76(1)-79
Source Name
NTIS: PB 297-828
Performing Organization
R. A. Hanson Company, Inc.
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