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Remote control for continuous miners: a state-of-the-art review.

Authors
Gent LD; Boyd JW; Belton AE; Dansereau EI; Fichna BA
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 33-76, 1975 Jan; :1-89
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001286
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Mining equipment; Remote control; Control equipment; Reviews; Coal mining; Automation; Underground mining; Continuous miners
Publication Date
19750101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB-250556
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
OFR 33-76; Contract S0346123
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 33-76
State
PA
Performing Organization
John T. Boyd Company
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division