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Computer-based, teleoperation of a new highwall mining system
A technology has been developed to economically mine a greater percentage of coal reserves in highwall outcrop settings. Expand
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Computer-based monitoring and remote control of a new highwall mining system
A new highwall mining system (HMS) for coal extraction in unreclaimed and active contour strip mines has been developed. The system is comprised of a computer-based remotely controlled thin-seamExpand
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Telecontrol of a continuous mining machine in thin coal seams
Telecontrol is a technology providing significant safety improvements in mining by relocating machine operators hundreds of meters away from the immediate health and safety hazards. The US Bureau ofExpand
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Protective structures for low-coal shuttle-car operator. Report of Investigations/1987
This paper describes Bureau of Mines efforts to develop partial protective structures for operators of low coal shuttle cars. In coal seams 48 in. high or less, full-coverage canopies are generallyExpand
Low Cost Remote Control Continuous Miner
Preliminary results are presented for a study to determine the feasibility of providing adequate human-engineered cabs in thin coal seams through the use of a remotely positioned operator. ThisExpand
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Surface evaluation of the 4M Miniminer System
Integrated compartment-machine design for low-coal shuttle cars. Information Circular/1988
The Bureau of Mines report describes the development of a preliminary design for a novel, protected, cab-shuttle car for use in working seam heights down to 40 in. Because of the severe restrictionsExpand