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Remote control for continuous miners: a state-of-the-art review.
Gent LD; Boyd JW; Belton AE; Dansereau EI; Fichna BA
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 33-76, 1975 Jan; :1-89
This report reviews the current state-of-the-art of remote control techniques for underground continuous miners. A delineation of aspects requiring additional data is presented. Also a summary and delineation are presented in overview form for the related section functions: roof control, haulage, ventilation, power supply, and rock dusting. The automated remotely controlled continuous-miner project is a long-range research effort. However, the program has been divided into intermediate steps resulting in incremental production increases throughout the program. Data are developed relating to the impact of our proposed research and development accomplishments to potential productivity impact.
Mining equipment; Remote control; Control equipment; Reviews; Coal mining; Automation; Underground mining; Continuous miners
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 33-76; Contract S0346123
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 33-76
John T. Boyd Company
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division