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This project is concerned with the application of the TSRE developed multipurpose automation and control equipment (MACE) for performance and health monitoring of roadway drivage equipment used in British Coal mines. The report identifies the requirement of a monitoring system for drivage machines and details the anticipated benefits to a colliery of installing the monitoring system. The report describes the hardware associated with MACE for roadheader monitoring and details software requirements for the surface computers, followed by the subsequent underground testing of the complete monitoring system at Middleton mine. The report draws overall conclusions and recommendations, and identifies possible future work in the area of transducer development.

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Authors: JENKINSON N D, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15204 EN (1997) 246pp., FS, ECU 41.50
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XVII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-8913-6
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