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The project deals with trackless haulage technology, including design and development of a) planning/ monitoring systems; b) components required along trans-shipment routes. The main aim of the project is the development of a computer-assisted material transport planning system, as preliminary studies showed lack of management and equipment resulted in inefficient use of transport. The programme, linking VDUs to an industrial Siemens computer, determines the transport capacity demand of individual sectors and analyses consequent traffic density on each route. It also takes account of statutory and geological restrictions and for comparison, shows planning costs and number of shifts required. The report also: a) describes current material transport/monitoring systems and trends in material management b) explains difficulties in developing special loading units c) discusses the role of transshipment points and concepts for alternative solutions adapted to transport technology d) presents comprehensive performance specifications for trackless haulage. e) describes tests on: - a caterpillar vehicle - compact vehicles with hydraulic high torque wheel hub motors - a mainroad transport vehicle with 2 trans-shipment cranes and modifications to this model.

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Authors: BERGBAU-FORSCHUNG GMBH, Bergbau-Forschung GmbH, Essen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11898 DE (1988)
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