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Some opportunities in teleoperated mining.

Authors
Palowitch ER; Broussard PH
Source
Mech Mach Theory 1977 Sep; 12(5):493-501
NIOSHTIC No.
10002988
Abstract
The need for increasing coal production and work productivity while improving the health and safety of the coal miner presents some interesting challenges and opportunities for teleoperation. Systems available for mining coal are described briefly in terms of four subsystems: Fragmentation, materials handling, ground control, and environmental control. The need for automation systems, their requirements, and the state-of-the-art are explored. Technologic deficiencies of longwall mining-the system having the highest potential for full automation-are discussed.
Keywords
Coal mining; Coal processing; Coal workers; Occupational safety and health; Mining industry; Automation
CODEN
MHMTAS
Publication Date
19770901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1977
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0094-114X
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Mechanism and Machine Theory
State
PA; AL
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