EL2000

Shearers EL2000

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Key Specs

Seam Range
1.8-4.5 m (71-177 in)
1.8-4.5 m (71-177 in)
Haulage Power
2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) @ 50 Hz; 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) @ 60 Hz
2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) @ 50 Hz; 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) @ 60 Hz
Cutting Power
2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp) @ 50 Hz; 2 × 600 kW (2 × 805 hp) @ 60 Hz
2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp) @ 50 Hz; 2 × 600 kW (2 × 805 hp) @ 60 Hz

Overview

HIGHEST PRODUCTIVITY IN MEDIUM SEAM HEIGHTS

The EL2000 incorporates all the features and benefits that have been established with the Cat shearer range in a compact, rugged machine designed to meet the demands of high productivity in low- to medium-seam applications. The haulage system of the powerful EL2000 is tailored to the needs of high-productivity medium-seam applications with up to 125 kW (168 hp) AC drives.

Benefits

Highest Structural Integrity

The unique mainframe of the Cat shearer is one of its key features. The fabricated structure of the mainframe with cast ranging-arm hinge points results in an extremely robust design not only to meet the toughest mining conditions and ensure reliability and long service life, but also to handle even higher cutting and haulage forces in the future.

Maximum Coal Cutting and Coal Clearance

Based on proven design concepts, the EL2000 ranging arm delivers maximum cutting power in an application-focused profile. The advanced machine design allows a high level of coal clearance for optimum loading performance.

Advanced Automation

The Cat PMC-S control system delivers efficient control of the shearer. The modular design allows individual configuration – from basic monitoring and protection to advanced automation and data transmission.

Product Specifications for EL2000

Seam Range 1.8-4.5 m (71-177 in) 1.8-4.5 m (71-177 in)
Haulage Power 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) @ 50 Hz; 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) @ 60 Hz 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) @ 50 Hz; 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) @ 60 Hz
Cutting Power 2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp) @ 50 Hz; 2 × 600 kW (2 × 805 hp) @ 60 Hz 2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp) @ 50 Hz; 2 × 600 kW (2 × 805 hp) @ 60 Hz
Haulage System AC AC
Coal Sizer 134 HP 100 kW
Body Height 20.5 in 520 mm
Haulage Speed Up to 32 m/min (Up to 105 ft/min) Up to 32 m/min (Up to 105 ft/min)
Operating Voltage 2300V, 3300V, 4160V 2300V, 3300V, 4160V
Installed Power 2548 HP 1900 kW
Typical Machine Length 45.1 ft 13.75 m
Applicable Minimum Pan Width 40.6 in 1032 mm
Machine Weight - Approximate 77 ton (US) 70 t
Pump Motor 67 HP 50 kW
Cutting Drum Diameter 1.40-2.30 m (55-91 in) 1.40-2.30 m (55-91 in)
Haulage Pull Up to 920 kN/206,824 lbf (Up to 91 tonnes/100 tons) Up to 920 kN/206,824 lbf (Up to 91 tonnes/100 tons)
Height Range 1.80-4.50 m (71-177 in) 1.80-4.50 m (71-177 in)
Available Haulage Motors 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp)
Minimum Pan Width 40.6 in 1032 mm
Haulage System AC inverter drive AC inverter drive
Installed Power Up to 1780 kW (Up to 2,387 hp) Up to 1780 kW (Up to 2,387 hp)
Seam Range 1.8-4.5 m (71-177 in) 1.8-4.5 m (71-177 in)
Available Cutting Power 2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp); 2 × 620 kW (2 × 831 hp); 2 × 750 kW (2 × 1,006 hp) 2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp); 2 × 620 kW (2 × 831 hp); 2 × 750 kW (2 × 1,006 hp)
Pump Motor 40 HP 30 kW
Cutting Drum Diameter 1600-2500 mm (63-98.5 in) 1600-2500 mm (63-98.5 in)
Typical Machine Length - Drum Centers 46.15 ft 14065 mm
Machine Weight - Approximate 77 ton (US) 70 t
Operating Voltage 3300 V 3300 V
Haulage Power 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp)
Haulage Speed (maximum) - High Downdrives 98.8 ft/min 30.11 m/min
Body Thickness 24 in 610 mm
Haulage Pull (maximum) - Low Downdrives 86.4 ton (US) 861 kN
Cutting Drum Speed - RA560 33.5, 38.8 and 43.8 rpm 33.5, 38.8 and 43.8 rpm
Cutting Drum Speed - RA750 32.8, 37.4 and 45.2 rpm 32.8, 37.4 and 45.2 rpm
Haulage Pull (maximum) - High Downdrives 90 ton (US) 897 kN
Haulage Speed (maximum) - Low Downdrives 102.9 ft/min 31.36 m/min
Seam Range 1.8-4.5 m (71-177 in) 1.8-4.5 m (71-177 in)
Cutting Drum Diameter 1600-2500 mm (63-98.5 in) 1600-2500 mm (63-98.5 in)
Haulage System AC inverter drive AC inverter drive
Operating Voltage 4160 V 4160 V
Available Cutting Power 2 × 600 kW (2 × 805 hp); 2 × 740 kW (2 × 998 hp); 2 × 900 kW (2 × 1,207 hp) 2 × 600 kW (2 × 805 hp); 2 × 740 kW (2 × 998 hp); 2 × 900 kW (2 × 1,207 hp)
Typical Machine Length - Drum Centers 46.15 ft 14065 mm
Machine Weight - Approximate 77 ton (US) 70 t
Pump Motor 48 HP 36 kW
Installed Power Up to 2086 kW (Up to 2,797 hp) Up to 2086 kW (Up to 2,797 hp)
Minimum Pan Width 40.6 in 1032 mm
Haulage Power 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp) 2 × 125 kW (2 × 168 hp)
Body Thickness 24 in 610 mm
Haulage Pull (maximum) - Low Downdrives 96.8 ton (US) 965 kN
Haulage Pull (maximum) - High Downdrives 100.8 ton (US) 1004 kN
Cutting Drum Speed - RA750 39.4, 44.9 and 54.2 rpm 39.4, 44.9 and 54.2 rpm
Haulage Speed (maximum) - Low Downdrives 102.9 ft/min 31.36 m/min
Cutting Drum Speed - RA560 40.2, 46.6 and 52.6 rpm 40.2, 46.6 and 52.6 rpm
Haulage Speed (maximum) - High Downdrives 98.8 ft/min 30.11 m/min
Type (1) Single powerpack with less parts to fail and less tasks for quick and easy maintenance Single powerpack with less parts to fail and less tasks for quick and easy maintenance
Type (5) For use with ISO 68 hydraulic oils For use with ISO 68 hydraulic oils
Type (2) Fixed displacement pump (Standard) – Capacity at 50 Hz: 49 L/min (10.8 gal/min); Capacity at 60 Hz: 59 L/min (13 gal/min); Operating Pressure: 280 bar (4,060 psi). Fixed displacement pump (Option) – Capacity at 50 Hz: 62 L/min (13.6 gal/min); Capacity at 60 Hz: 74 L/min (16.3 gal/min); Operating Pressure: 225 bar (3,260 psi). Fixed displacement pump (Standard) – Capacity at 50 Hz: 49 L/min (10.8 gal/min); Capacity at 60 Hz: 59 L/min (13 gal/min); Operating Pressure: 280 bar (4,060 psi). Fixed displacement pump (Option) – Capacity at 50 Hz: 62 L/min (13.6 gal/min); Capacity at 60 Hz: 74 L/min (16.3 gal/min); Operating Pressure: 225 bar (3,260 psi).
Type (7) Reliable low-voltage pump motor rating of 30 kW @ 50 Hz (48 hp @ 60 Hz) Reliable low-voltage pump motor rating of 30 kW @ 50 Hz (48 hp @ 60 Hz)
Type (3) Robust hydraulic reservoir of 140 L (37 gal) capacity Robust hydraulic reservoir of 140 L (37 gal) capacity
Type (4) Integral monitoring transducers (oil level and temperature) Integral monitoring transducers (oil level and temperature)
Type (6) Available with 6 section valve bank Available with 6 section valve bank
Type (8) Optional boost valve for accelerated gate end operations (recommended for cowls) Optional boost valve for accelerated gate end operations (recommended for cowls)
Type (2) High current carrying capacity of 400 amps; accommodation of trailing cables up to 120 mm² (4/0 AWG) High current carrying capacity of 400 amps; accommodation of trailing cables up to 120 mm² (4/0 AWG)
Type (5) Containing cutter motor contactors, circuit breakers, control transformer, current monitoring, HV fuses, earth leakage and visible disconnect Containing cutter motor contactors, circuit breakers, control transformer, current monitoring, HV fuses, earth leakage and visible disconnect
Type (3) Internal chassis can be ‘bench built,’ tested and stored Internal chassis can be ‘bench built,’ tested and stored
Type (1) This flameproof module contains most of the shearer electrical control and power distribution components. This flameproof module contains most of the shearer electrical control and power distribution components.
Type (4) LV circuit breakers resettable through FLP cover (reduced downtime) Powerful PMC Evo-S control system with state-of-the-art Ethernet communication LV circuit breakers resettable through FLP cover (reduced downtime) Powerful PMC Evo-S control system with state-of-the-art Ethernet communication
Type Flameproof module containing the main 253 kVA haulage transformer, power supplies, auxiliary transformer, drive system circuit breaker, hydraulic pump motor, and a 250 kW (335 hp) 600V AC inverter drive with integrated regenerative breaking. Flameproof module containing the main 253 kVA haulage transformer, power supplies, auxiliary transformer, drive system circuit breaker, hydraulic pump motor, and a 250 kW (335 hp) 600V AC inverter drive with integrated regenerative breaking.
Type (2) All electrical material is designed and certified to IEC standards and also complies with other regional and national standards, such as MSHA, GOST, MA, ATEX and DGMS, as well as Australia’s New South Wales and Queensland regulations. All electrical material is designed and certified to IEC standards and also complies with other regional and national standards, such as MSHA, GOST, MA, ATEX and DGMS, as well as Australia’s New South Wales and Queensland regulations.
Type (1) This model of shearer is available with headlights, cameras, methane monitoring, end displays and audible alarms. This model of shearer is available with headlights, cameras, methane monitoring, end displays and audible alarms.
Type (2) The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN 20066. The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN 20066.
Type (1) All hose assemblies are to ISO 6805 and proof tested according to EN ISO 1402. All hose assemblies are to ISO 6805 and proof tested according to EN ISO 1402.
Type (3) Hose selection and routing per industry standard best practices (including MDG41, ISO TS 17165N2 and SAE J1273) Hose selection and routing per industry standard best practices (including MDG41, ISO TS 17165N2 and SAE J1273)
Type (4) Cat® hoses are aligned with the standards of MSHA, DGMS and MA Cat® hoses are aligned with the standards of MSHA, DGMS and MA
Type (4) Cat hoses are aligned with the standards of MSHA, DGMS and MA. MDG 41 compliant hoses are available for Australia. Cat hoses are aligned with the standards of MSHA, DGMS and MA. MDG 41 compliant hoses are available for Australia.
Type (3) Hose selection and routing per industry standard best practices (including MDG41, ISO TS 17165N2 and SAE J1273). Hose selection and routing per industry standard best practices (including MDG41, ISO TS 17165N2 and SAE J1273).
Type (2) The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN 20066. The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN 20066.
Type (1) All Cat hose assemblies are designed according to ISO 6805 and proof tested according to EN ISO 1402. All Cat hose assemblies are designed according to ISO 6805 and proof tested according to EN ISO 1402.
Type (6) Onboard water filtration (optional) Onboard water filtration (optional)
Type (5) Stainless steel fittings (optional) Stainless steel fittings (optional)
Type A comprehensive health monitoring system is available, including oil levels and temperatures, flows, pressures and vibration analysis. A comprehensive health monitoring system is available, including oil levels and temperatures, flows, pressures and vibration analysis.
Type (3) Fast Ethernet Broadband communication allows enhanced diagnostics and analysis Fast Ethernet Broadband communication allows enhanced diagnostics and analysis
Type (8) Pan Angle Measurement System (PAMS) enabling fully automated gate end cutting sequences without machine operator interactions (optional) Pan Angle Measurement System (PAMS) enabling fully automated gate end cutting sequences without machine operator interactions (optional)
Type (2) Modular design allows individual configuration (from basic monitoring and protection to advanced automation) to meet customer requirements Modular design allows individual configuration (from basic monitoring and protection to advanced automation) to meet customer requirements
Type (7) Shearer automation levels available:
– Standard Machine Control
– Basic Automation
– Advanced Automation (including face alignment horizon control)
Shearer automation levels available:
– Standard Machine Control
– Basic Automation
– Advanced Automation (including face alignment horizon control)
Type (9) Horizon Control from PMC-R Controls to allow corrections to Floor and Roof drum cutting heights (optional) Horizon Control from PMC-R Controls to allow corrections to Floor and Roof drum cutting heights (optional)
Type (4) Control system architecture with backup functionality Control system architecture with backup functionality
Type (10) Shearer Remote Operation to allow machine control from a safe remote location outside the face (optional) Shearer Remote Operation to allow machine control from a safe remote location outside the face (optional)
Type (1) Distributed, high-performance PMC-S control system for machine control, health monitoring, system protection and predictive maintenance Distributed, high-performance PMC-S control system for machine control, health monitoring, system protection and predictive maintenance
Type (6) Machine performance algorithm “advanced motor and speed control” for increased machine uptime, coal production and longer service life Machine performance algorithm “advanced motor and speed control” for increased machine uptime, coal production and longer service life
Type (5) Widespread use of intrinsically safe components for improved serviceability and maintenance Widespread use of intrinsically safe components for improved serviceability and maintenance
Type (7) Available cutter motors – 620 kW and 750 kW at 50 Hz (998 hp and 1,207 hp at 60 Hz) Available cutter motors – 620 kW and 750 kW at 50 Hz (998 hp and 1,207 hp at 60 Hz)
Type (6) Maximum drum diameter of 2500 mm (98 in) Maximum drum diameter of 2500 mm (98 in)
Type (8) Robust cowl drive mechanism (optional) Robust cowl drive mechanism (optional)
Type (1) Reconfigurable gear cassettes for adaptation of drum speeds Reconfigurable gear cassettes for adaptation of drum speeds
Type (4) Transmission rating of 750 kW at 50 Hz (1,207 hp at 60 Hz) Transmission rating of 750 kW at 50 Hz (1,207 hp at 60 Hz)
Type (3) Quillshaft transmission protection Quillshaft transmission protection
Type (5) Separate oil compartments for high speed and planetary section (optimal cooling and lubrication) Separate oil compartments for high speed and planetary section (optimal cooling and lubrication)
Type (9) Vibration monitoring (optional) Vibration monitoring (optional)
Type (2) Integral monitoring transducers Integral monitoring transducers
Type (4) Modular design enabling for selective overhauls Modular design enabling for selective overhauls
Type (2) Maximum protection of electrical boxes, providing the highest level of flameproof integrity, protects gearboxes against torsion Maximum protection of electrical boxes, providing the highest level of flameproof integrity, protects gearboxes against torsion
Type (3) Split mainframe is available in case of transportation limitations Split mainframe is available in case of transportation limitations
Type (1) High structural integrity and absorption of all cutting and haulage forces, providing maximum protection for all major units High structural integrity and absorption of all cutting and haulage forces, providing maximum protection for all major units
Type (5) Spray boom retrofittable Spray boom retrofittable
Type (6) Mainframe add additional weight to cope with the most challenging cutting conditions Mainframe add additional weight to cope with the most challenging cutting conditions
AFC Pan Width - Minimum 41 in 1032 mm
Diameter - Shearer Cutting Drum 63 in 1600 mm
Machine Height - Over Main Body 58 in 1467 mm
Clearance from Drum to AFC Toeplate 12 in 300 mm
Ranging Arm Cutting Drum Diameter 63 in 1600 mm
Height - Top of Machine Main Body 58 in 1467 mm
AFC Pan Width - Maximum 53 in 1342 mm
Cutting Height - Minimum 71 in 1800 mm
Ranging Arm Length - Hinge to Drum 111 in 2815 mm
Distance Between Ranging Arm Hinge Points 332 in 8435 mm
Maximum Cutting Drum Overall Width 45 in 1150 mm
Cutting Height - Maximum 155 in 3930 mm
Shearer Drum Undercut of Floor 16 in 400 mm
Distance Between Drums with Arms Horizontal 554 in 14065 mm
Vertical Tunnel Clearance 24 in 600 mm
Distance Between Trapping Shoe Centers 252 in 6398 mm
Clearance from Drum to AFC Toeplate 12 in 300 mm
Distance Between Trapping Shoe Centers 236 in 5985 mm
Machine Height - Over Main Body 60 in 1518 mm
Distance Between Drums with Arms Horizontal 554 in 14065 mm
Ranging Arm Cutting Drum Diameter 75 in 1900 mm
AFC Pan Width - Maximum 53 in 1342 mm
Ranging Arm Length - Hinge to Drum 111 in 2815 mm
Maximum Cutting Drum Overall Width 45 in 1150 mm
Distance Between Ranging Arm Hinge Points 332 in 8435 mm
Vertical Tunnel Clearance 26 in 651 mm
Shearer Drum Undercut of Floor 20 in 500 mm
Diameter - Shearer Cutting Drum 75 in 1900 mm
AFC Pan Width - Minimum 41 in 1032 mm
Cutting Height - Maximum 163 in 4130 mm
Cutting Height - Minimum 75 in 1900 mm
Height - Top of Machine Main Body 60 in 1518 mm
Vertical Tunnel Clearance 28 in 700 mm
Distance Between Trapping Shoe Centers 258 in 6541 mm
Maximum Cutting Drum Overall Width 45 in 1150 mm
Cutting Height - Maximum 170 in 4330 mm
Shearer Drum Undercut of Floor 24 in 600 mm
Height - Top of Machine Main Body 62 in 1567 mm
Ranging Arm Length - Hinge to Drum 111 in 2815 mm
Diameter - Shearer Cutting Drum 87 in 2200 mm
Distance Between Ranging Arm Hinge Points 332 in 8435 mm
Clearance from Drum to AFC Toeplate 12 in 300 mm
Distance Between Drums with Arms Horizontal 554 in 14065 mm
Ranging Arm Cutting Drum Diameter 87 in 2200 mm
AFC Pan Width - Minimum 41 in 1032 mm
AFC Pan Width - Maximum 53 in 1342 mm
Cutting Height - Minimum 87 in 2200 mm
Machine Height - Over Main Body 62 in 1567 mm
Clearance from Drum to AFC Toeplate 12 in 300 mm
Ranging Arm Length - Hinge to Drum 111 in 2815 mm
Distance Between Trapping Shoe Centers 236 in 5985 mm
Cutting Height - Minimum 98 in 2500 mm
AFC Pan Width - Maximum 53 in 1342 mm
Shearer Drum Undercut of Floor 26 in 670 mm
Diameter - Shearer Cutting Drum 98 in 2500 mm
Maximum Cutting Drum Overall Width 45 in 1150 mm
Height - Top of Machine Main Body 65 in 1647 mm
Vertical Tunnel Clearance 31 in 780 mm
Distance Between Ranging Arm Hinge Points 332 in 8435 mm
AFC Pan Width - Minimum 41 in 1032 mm
Machine Height - Over Main Body 65 in 1647 mm
Ranging Arm Cutting Drum Diameter 98 in 2500 mm
Cutting Height - Maximum 180 in 4560 mm
Distance Between Drums with Arms Horizontal 554 in 14065 mm
RA560 (9) Vibration monitoring (optional) Vibration monitoring (optional)
RA560 (6) Maximum drum diameter of 2000 mm (79 in) Maximum drum diameter of 2000 mm (79 in)
RA560 (3) Quillshaft transmission protection Quillshaft transmission protection
RA560 (4) High-speed gears and idlers rated for 560 kW at 50 Hz (900 hp at 60 Hz), hub rated for 750 kW at 50 Hz (1,200 hp at 60 Hz). High-speed gears and idlers rated for 560 kW at 50 Hz (900 hp at 60 Hz), hub rated for 750 kW at 50 Hz (1,200 hp at 60 Hz).
RA560 (8) Robust cowl drive mechanism (optional) Robust cowl drive mechanism (optional)
RA560 (7) Available cutter motor – 500 kW at 50 Hz (805 hp at 60 Hz) Available cutter motor – 500 kW at 50 Hz (805 hp at 60 Hz)
RA560 (5) Separate oil compartments for high speed and planetary section (optimal cooling and lubrication) Separate oil compartments for high speed and planetary section (optimal cooling and lubrication)
RA560 (2) Integral monitoring transducers Integral monitoring transducers
RA560 (1) Reconfigurable gear cassettes for adaptation of drum speeds Reconfigurable gear cassettes for adaptation of drum speeds
Type (8) Quillshaft transmission protection Quillshaft transmission protection
Type (9) Machine parking brake (optional) Machine parking brake (optional)
Type (2) Transmission rating of 150 kW (200 hp) providing designed redundancy Transmission rating of 150 kW (200 hp) providing designed redundancy
Type (6) Haulage unit accepts hydraulic motor for installation and face recovery Haulage unit accepts hydraulic motor for installation and face recovery
Type (1) Haulage motor limited to 125 kW (168 hp) Haulage motor limited to 125 kW (168 hp)
Type (4) Absolute encoder for accurate machine position detection (no reset devices at gate ends needed) Absolute encoder for accurate machine position detection (no reset devices at gate ends needed)
Type (3) Transmission reduction of 137:1 Transmission reduction of 137:1
Type (5) Closed loop control for accurate load-sharing and increased service life of rackbar and sprocket Closed loop control for accurate load-sharing and increased service life of rackbar and sprocket
Type (7) Oil temperature monitoring Oil temperature monitoring
Type (10) Vibration monitoring (optional) Vibration monitoring (optional)
Available Solutions Wide range of dust suppression solutions available:
– Body sprays
– Spray booms
– Sloughing plate sprays
– Spray rings (in place of cowls)
– Shearer clearers
Wide range of dust suppression solutions available:
– Body sprays
– Spray booms
– Sloughing plate sprays
– Spray rings (in place of cowls)
– Shearer clearers
Type (2) Color graphic display Color graphic display
Type (3) Tilt, drop and impact detection Tilt, drop and impact detection
Type (1) Lightweight handheld device Lightweight handheld device
Type (4) Transmission rating of 125 kW (168 hp) for low downdrives/150 kW (200 hp) for high downdrives Transmission rating of 125 kW (168 hp) for low downdrives/150 kW (200 hp) for high downdrives
Type (1) Configurable for direct and indirect drives Configurable for direct and indirect drives
Type (5) Trapping shoe with replaceable wear inserts (for indirect drives), safe and easy to replace Trapping shoe with replaceable wear inserts (for indirect drives), safe and easy to replace
Type (7) Reconfigurable downdrive and shoe posts for different pan widths and seam heights Reconfigurable downdrive and shoe posts for different pan widths and seam heights
Type (3) Designed for superior serviceability with quick and easy access for maintenance (Higher variants use cartridge design for top drive wheel assembly/lower versions provide access via top cover) Designed for superior serviceability with quick and easy access for maintenance (Higher variants use cartridge design for top drive wheel assembly/lower versions provide access via top cover)
Type (6) Suitable for all rack type systems Suitable for all rack type systems
Type (2) Fully removable, modular gearbox Fully removable, modular gearbox

EL2000 Standard Equipment

Gate End Data Connection

  • Powerline
  • WLAN

EL2000 Optional Equipment

Coal Sizer

  • 100 kW (134 hp)

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