Longwall Automation

Efficient Mining of High Longwall Seams Thru Automation of LTCC

Longwall mining is an expensive undertaking – from the preparation of the site to capital investment in the equipment. That is why longwall owners have high performance expectations, especially in tough economic times when commodity prices are low.

One of the ways longwall mines achieve or exceed their owners’ expectations is through the use of highly efficient Longwall Top Coal Caving (LTCC) technology production, in combination with the extensive use of automation.

LTCC remains a seldom used method for mining high seams efficiently and ecologically with sustainable use of deposits. If this mining methodology is used in combination with the advantages of automated longwalls, these technologies enable longwall mines to use the deposits in the most efficient and sustainable way possible, which reduces operational costs, improves profitability and boosts efficiency.

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