The major goal in the development of longwall automation is improved safety for personnel and achieving optimised productivity from the longwall system.
Working with our partners and their proven BiDi and UniDi automatic systems, NEPEAN Longwall is advancing automation in the Australian longwall mining sector.
The system is equipped with the following automated features:
- Gate end sequences
- Shield advance
- Pan push
- Bootend control
- Camera visualisation control via machine position
The system has proven capabilities to perform high-level automation functions compatible with the LASC system with Automated Face Alignment.
The system is supported remotely to allow for real-time analysis and adjustment.