The Road to Production-Line Mining II - Into the Seventies

In this paper, as in the 1960 CIM paper of the same name, s1gmf1cant new developments in electrical-mechanical mining equipment are briefly described. These include static thyristor-supplied D.C. drives for mine hoists, loadhaul- dump systems, process controls with small and medium-size computers, and several other new items of equipment and Concepts. All the new hardware description~ are ~1ven m the context of over-all process integration. This means the actual mechanical linking together of two or more processes and the preliminary step in the development of production-line mining.
Keywords: Control, hoist, industrial engineering, Mineral Industry Research, process control, thyristor, Maintenance, mining, Ore, Ores, Systems
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