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Title: Teleoperated control system for underground room and pillar mining

Abstract

A teleoperated mining system is provided for remotely controlling the various machines involved with thin seam mining. A thin seam continuous miner located at a mining face includes a camera mounted thereon and a slave computer for controlling the miner and the camera. A plurality of sensors for relaying information about the miner and the face to the slave computer. A slave computer controlled ventilation sub-system which removes combustible material from the mining face. A haulage sub-system removes material mined by the continuous miner from the mining face to a collection site and is also controlled by the slave computer. A base station, which controls the supply of power and water to the continuous miner, haulage system, and ventilation systems, includes cable/hose handling module for winding or unwinding cables/hoses connected to the miner, an operator control module, and a hydraulic power and air compressor module for supplying air to the miner. An operator controlled host computer housed in the operator control module is connected to the slave computer via a two wire communications line.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. New Stanton, PA
  2. Clairton, PA
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868528
Patent Number(s):
5161857
Assignee:
United States of America, as represented by Secretary of (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21C - MINING OR QUARRYING
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
teleoperated; control; underground; pillar; mining; provided; remotely; controlling; various; machines; involved; seam; continuous; miner; located; camera; mounted; thereon; slave; computer; plurality; sensors; relaying; information; controlled; ventilation; sub-system; removes; combustible; material; haulage; mined; collection; site; base; station; controls; supply; power; water; systems; cable; handling; module; winding; unwinding; cables; hoses; connected; operator; hydraulic; air; compressor; supplying; host; housed; via; wire; communications; line; mounted thereon; continuous miner; base station; computer controlled; combustible material; computer control; control module; operator control; host computer; air compressor; various machines; remotely control; /299/702/

Citation Formats

Mayercheck, William D, Kwitowski, August J, Brautigam, Albert L, and Mueller, Brian K. Teleoperated control system for underground room and pillar mining. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Mayercheck, William D, Kwitowski, August J, Brautigam, Albert L, & Mueller, Brian K. Teleoperated control system for underground room and pillar mining. United States.
Mayercheck, William D, Kwitowski, August J, Brautigam, Albert L, and Mueller, Brian K. Wed . "Teleoperated control system for underground room and pillar mining". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868528.
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author = {Mayercheck, William D and Kwitowski, August J and Brautigam, Albert L and Mueller, Brian K},
abstractNote = {A teleoperated mining system is provided for remotely controlling the various machines involved with thin seam mining. A thin seam continuous miner located at a mining face includes a camera mounted thereon and a slave computer for controlling the miner and the camera. A plurality of sensors for relaying information about the miner and the face to the slave computer. A slave computer controlled ventilation sub-system which removes combustible material from the mining face. A haulage sub-system removes material mined by the continuous miner from the mining face to a collection site and is also controlled by the slave computer. A base station, which controls the supply of power and water to the continuous miner, haulage system, and ventilation systems, includes cable/hose handling module for winding or unwinding cables/hoses connected to the miner, an operator control module, and a hydraulic power and air compressor module for supplying air to the miner. An operator controlled host computer housed in the operator control module is connected to the slave computer via a two wire communications line.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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