Innovative machine design concepts. Conventional loader, auger cutter, ranging head miner, rib clean up machine.
NTIS: PB 299-556, 1976; :1-271
This report presents technical progress in designing four machines to be used in mining coal underground, applying innovative concepts at the design stage. A study phase was followed by design activity, including calculations supporting the designs. Scale models of three machines were built, and a full-scale mockup of the conventional loader was used to measure human factors parameters.
Machinery; Equipment design; Mining industry; Coal mining; Underground mining; Models; Human factors engineering
CP; Final Contract Report
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NTIS: PB 299-556