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This report describes the design aims and much of the detail required to implement a generalised control and monitoring system which could be applied to any particular mining equipment. To achieve these aims, a high degree of flexibility was required in the systems design. To ensure that single failures did not affect an entire colliery and to enable the control equipment to be physically close to the plant under control, the system was designed as a distributed network of control elements which could be remotely monitored. A part of the system design was implemented as a surface monitoring package and has been used successfully to monitor both shearers and in-seam miners.

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Authors: HQTD BRITISH COAL, HQTD British Coal Corporation, Burton on Trent (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12084 EN (1990) 200 pp., MF, ECU 12
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Record Number: 199010194 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en