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Continuous Haulage Systems for Computer-assisted Continuous Miner.
SME Preprint 90-152 1990 :6 pages
This paper reviews major developments in continuous haulage technology for underground coal mines. Haulage systems, in both use and development, are investigated through a comprehensive literature search and visits to mines and manufacturers. The systems include flexible conveyor train, mobile conveyor, multiple-unit continuous haulage, extensible, and belt turning systems. Strengths and weaknesses of the systems are assessed in light of their operating under remote control and their application to the computer-assisted continuous mining machine being developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Through mining scenarios, candidate haulage systems are conceptualized to be consistent with the capabilities of the mining machine.
SME Preprint 90-152, 1990
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