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This project is concerned with controlling the cutting elements of roadheading machines in order to automatically cut a true, aligned and accurate profile. The report contains the specification for the alignment and profile guidance device and also covers the work undertaken in conducting the surface and the underground trials. Complete systems were supplied by two different manufacturers and fitted to a Dosco Mk3 roadheading machine for the evaluation trials. The report sets out the objectives and expected benefits of an alignment and profile guidance device and includes a section for each manufacturer. These sections contain a brief description of each system and full descriptions of the surface and underground trials together with the general conclusions of each trial carried out. Full descriptions of the equipment supplied are to be found in the Appendices to the main report. This report draws overall conclusions and recommendations and also suggests areas of future work.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal, Burton-on-Trent (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11901 EN (1988) 73 pp.
Availability: (2)
Record Number: 198910153 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en