Performance evaluation of an automatic load-haul dump vehicle

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 86, No. 974, 1993
D. Kumar, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden, and Nick Vagenas, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
Abstract Loading and transportation are important activities of the mining process. Automation of these activities in underground hard rock mining has been discussed for a long time. This paper deals with the performance evaluation of a prototype automatic Load-Haul-Dump (LHD) vehicle (a 7-ton GHH LF LHD model) operating in Zinkgruvan mine, Sweden. The purpose of the data analysis is to evaluate the operational and maintenance characteristics of the automatic LHD system in the mine. Graphical and numerical methods have been used for the statistical analysis of the data.
Keywords: Underground mining, Equipment evaluation, Automatic LHD systems.
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