The Road to Production-Line Mining II - Into the Seventies

CIM Bulletin, 1969

E. ZUCKER, Project Coordinator, Industrial Systems Division, Canadian Westinghouse Company Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario.

In this paper, as in the 1960 CIM paper of the same name, s1gmf1cant new developments in electrical-mechanical mining equipment are briefly described. These include static thyristor-supplied D.C. drives for mine hoists, loadhaul- dump systems, process controls with small and medium-size computers, and several other new items of equipment and Concepts. All the new hardware description~ are ~1ven m the context of over-all process integration. This means the actual mechanical linking together of two or more processes and the preliminary step in the development of production-line mining.
Keywords: Control, hoist, industrial engineering, Mineral Industry Research, process control, thyristor, Maintenance, mining, Ore, Ores, Systems