Automated guidance systems for underground machines: Can they benefit my future project?

Hollinshead, W. L.
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 5
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2000
For more effective and cost-saving production in tunnels, the machinery used on construction sites in the future will be equipped with guidance systems combined with working-procedure management systems. This paper describes sensors for these systems and vari┬Čous system configurations. A project is described that uses a computerized guidance system on an underground mining machine for guidance and profile control.
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