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Unformatted text preview: cycle Figure 10.4 Milling/longitudinal roadheader. referred as ZED Miner). Any deviation from the desired position and orientation can
be detected by the laser system and required corrections are automatically applied.
Boom hydraulics is controlled electronically to ensure perfect profile of the cut.
Mechanical and hydraulic components are monitored electronically which ultimately
results into proper preventive maintenance of the equipment. Application of CAD
(Computer Added Design) is made in designing cutter heads to obtain a proper design,
which ultimately helps in reducing pick consumption and resultant vibrations.
Switch gears on roadheadres were incorporated while developing the Alpine Miner
AM 105. Via switch gear, the advantages of variable cutting speed, previously © 2005 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 240 SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS achieved only through pole changing motors and thus only at reduced power available
at lower speed, can be now utilized without drop...
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