Research and Development for an Ultra-Low Profile LHD

CIM Edmonton 2004
Robert A. Hall, Patrick F.R. Murphy, Laeeque K. Daneshmend,
Abstract An extremely low profile LHD has been developed by EJC Mining Equipment of Burlington, Ontario for low-reef mining applications. This paper discusses the challenges encountered during the evolution of the machine's design and subsequent development. Continuing research and development focuses on optimizing machine performance and controllability, reducing emissions, and enhancing maintainability. Details will be given on field trial experience and ongoing test work being carried out at the manufacturing facility.
Keywords: Underground Mining Equipment, Microprocessor Controller, Electro-hydraulic Control, Variable Pump and Motor PVMV transmission, Equipment Design and Manufacturing, Hydrostatic transmission
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