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Standardization of Continuous Miner Control Configurations.
Hedling-WG; Folley-JD Jr.
NTIS: PB/211-423 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :24 pages
Continuous miners are operated in an environment that is extremely hazardous to mining personnel working in the vicinity, including the operator. Every effort should be made to apply modern technology to reduce human error and accidents. Controls for operating continuous miners do not conform to modern principles of human engineering. Although the functions performed by most continuous miners are very similar, the control configurations associated with operator control of these functions differ significantly. Applied Science Associate, Inc., assisted the Bureau of Mines in investigating control configurations of several types of commercially available continuous miners. Problems associated with the lack of standardization of controls on continuous miners were identified and described. From the data compiled, a tentative, standardized continuous miner control configuration was designed with applicable principles and guidelines of human engineering factors. The model was compared to available equipment.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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NTIS: PB/211-423; Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Applied Science Assoc. Inc.
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