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Teleoperated Cutting and Haulage for Thin Seams.

Authors
Kwitowski-AJ; Monaghan-WD; Brautigam-AL
Source
SME Preprint 92-62 :10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011202
Abstract
Remote control for mining machines ordinarily means the operator is not seated on the machine, but is located within direct view of the machine and work area. Thus, remote control operators are exposed to the hazards of roof and/or rib falls and dust and/or methane explosions. The U.S. Bureau of Mines has developed a method to disassociate remote operators from these hazards. Off-board, computer-based "teleoperational" systems are utilized that station the operators 100-m or more distant from the working faces. Details are provided for teleoperated systems for thin-seam extraction and haulage equipment in highwall and deep, room-and-pillar coal mines.
Publication Date
19920101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 36-92
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
SME Preprint 92-62
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