Evaluation of continuous haulage systems for computer-assisted continuous mining machines.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9282, 1991 Jan; :1-30
This U.S. Bureau of Mines report reviews major developments in continuous haulage technology for underground coal mines. Haulage systems, both in use and under development, were investigated through a comprehensive literature search and visits to mines and manufacturers. The systems include flexible conveyor train, mobile conveyor, monorail bridge 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 research being conducted by the Bureau. Through mining scenarios, candidate haulage systems are conceptualized to be consistent with the capabilities of the mining machine.
Materials-handling-equipment; Mining-engineering; Excavation-equipment; Materials-handling; Surveys; Chain-conveyors; Mine-cars; Coal-mining; Mine-haulage; Underground-mines; Mining-equipment
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9282