Impact of technical and operational factors on effectiveness of automatic load-haul-dump machines
Number of Authors: 4
2017 (English)In: Mining Technology, ISSN 1474-9009, E-ISSN 1743-2863Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
The use of automatic load-haul-dump (LHD) machines in underground metal mines is a promising way to overcome some of the challenges now facing mining companies. They offer several potential benefits over man-operated units, mostly in terms of safety and health of the workers, but also in terms of higher availability, increased productivity, and reduced mining cost. That said, using such systems at their full capacity is a challenging and complex task. In this context, after describing some commercially available equipment and systems, the paper examines factors affecting reliability, availability and productivity of automatic LHDs and notes several technical and operational concerns.
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Other Civil Engineering
Research subject Mining and Rock Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62122DOI: 10.1080/14749009.2017.1285980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-62122DiVA: diva2:1076181