Development of a monorail bridge conveyor system.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 22-88, 1987 Jan; :1-38
The results of the development and testing of a prototype monorail suspended bridge conveyor system (MBC) as a method of continuous haulage in underground mining applications are summarized. Data were collected via full-scale, surface and subsurface testing of the complete MBC. Areas of research included conveyor units, power and controls, tramming and support systems, inby and outby support, rig installation, operations, power consumption: haulage rate, continuous-miner test loading reliability, compatibility with low-belt structures, suspension of monorail track by chain hangers. Conclusions drawn from results of these investigations, together with recommended modifications, support the viability of the MBC.
Monorail railways; Underground mining; Tramways; Mine haulage; Suspended structures; Mining engineering; Materials handling equipment; Power; Control equipment; Loading procedures; Belt conveyors; Conveyors; Monorail suspended bridge conveyor system
CP; Final Contract Report
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 22-88
Goodman Conveyor Company, Inc., Belton, SC