Advanced Technologies for Mobile Underground Equipment

CIM Vancouver 2002
Robert Hall, Joshua Marshall, Laeeque Daneshmend, Peter Wild,
Abstract Productivity and efficiency of diesel-powered underground trucks and LHDs can be enhanced through the application of a range of advanced
technologies. In addition, these machines are subject to ever more stringent emissions
control requirements. This paper will review how various technologies can improve usability, maintainability, and performance of LHDs, through a number of examples. The use of instrumentation and monitoring to understand the role of operator practice on mucking efficiency, as well as the use of finite-element analysis to evaluate structural design, and the use of control techniques to modify operator inputs and hence decrease power consumption, will be presented.
Keywords: human factors, Instrumentation, Control systems, Maintainability, Design, Advanced Technologies, Usability
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