Automation of ore loading pockets using programmable control

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 818, 1980

S.P. JEKIELEK, Design Engineer, Low-Voltage Control, Canadian General Electric Company Ltd., Peterborough, Ontario

This paper describes the automation of a mine hoist ore loading pocket using a programmable controller. It provides an introduction to programmable control, and outlines the various modes and operating sequences of the loading pocket. A comparison is made with previous equipment to illustrate the increased flexibility, reliability and diagnostic functions that are gained.
Keywords: Automation, Loading pockets, Control systems, Programmable control, Safety, Maintenance, Electrical systems.