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Teleoperated continuous miner for thin-seam applications.

Authors
Monaghan-WD; Kwitowski-AJ; Brautigam-AL; Mayercheck-WD
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9384, 1993 Sep; :1-13
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NIOSHTIC No.
10012352
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines evaluated a teleoperated continuous mining machine for deep mining in thin-seam applications as low as 1 m. Teleoperation increases the safety of mining machine operators because it removes the operator from the face, an area of immediate hazards, to safer outby locations. By using teleoperation, the miner can avoid many hazards, including unexpected roof falls that can maim or kill miners instantly, methane and coal dust explosions that can be ignited with just a small spark or flame, adverse long-term health effects from miners breathing coal and silica dust, long-term inner ear damage from loud noise pollution, and other hazards related to heavy mining equipment moving about in confined unerground roadways. The report presents the surface evaluation results of a teleoperated control system.
Keywords
Coal-mining; Coal-seams; Remote-control; Underground-mining; Continuous-miners; Teleoperators; Mine-safety; Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Robotics
Publication Date
19930929
Document Type
Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-174430
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IC-9384
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9384
State
PA
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