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Specifications

Units:
Typical Machine Length 44.7 ft 13.6 m Less
Installed Power 1916.0 hp 1429.0 kW Less
Haulage System AC inverter drive AC inverter drive Less

Machine @ 50 Hz

Available Cutting Power 2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp) 2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp) Less
Body Height 21.0 in 530.0 mm Less
Cutting Drum Diameter 1524 to 2000 mm (60 to 78 in) 1524 to 2000 mm (60 to 78 in) Less
Cutting Drum Speed 33.5, 38.8 and 43.8 rpm 33.5, 38.8 and 43.8 rpm Less
Haulage Motor 2 × 100 kW (2 × 134 hp) 2 × 100 kW (2 × 134 hp) Less
Haulage Pull Up to 732 kN / 165,000 ibf (up to 75 tonnes/82 tons) Up to 732 kN / 165,000 ibf (up to 75 tonnes/82 tons) Less
Haulage Speed Up to 29.5 m/min (Up to 97 ft/min) Up to 29.5 m/min (Up to 97 ft/min) Less
Haulage System AC inverter drive AC inverter drive Less
Installed Power Up to 1230 kW (Up to 1,649 hp) Up to 1230 kW (Up to 1,649 hp) Less
Machine Weight (approximate) 66.0 tons 60.0 tonnes Less
Minimum Pan Width 32.7 in 832.0 mm Less
Operating Voltage 3300.0 V 3300.0 V Less
Pump Motor 40.2 hp 30.0 kW Less
Seam Range 1.6-3.2 m (63-126 in) 1.6-3.2 m (63-126 in) Less
Typical Machine Length (drum centers) 44.7 ft 13635.0 mm Less

Machine @ 60 Hz

Available Cutting Power 2 × 597 kW (2 × 800 hp) 2 × 597 kW (2 × 800 hp) Less
Body Height 21.0 in 530.0 mm Less
Cutting Drum Diameter 1524 to 2000 mm (60 to 78 in) 1524 to 2000 mm (60 to 78 in) Less
Cutting Drum Speed 40.2, 46.6 and 52.5 rpm 40.2, 46.6 and 52.5 rpm Less
Haulage Motor 2 × 100 kW (2 × 134 hp) 2 × 100 kW (2 × 134 hp) Less
Haulage Pull Up to 732 kN/165 lbf (Up to 75 tonnes/82 tons) Up to 732 kN/165 lbf (Up to 75 tonnes/82 tons) Less
Haulage Speed Up to 29.5 m/min (Up to 97 ft/min) Up to 29.5 m/min (Up to 97 ft/min) Less
Haulage System AC inverter drive AC inverter drive Less
Installed Power Up to 1429 kW (Up to 1,916 hp) Up to 1429 kW (Up to 1,916 hp) Less
Machine Weight (approximate) 66.0 tons 60.0 tonnes Less
Minimum Pan Width 32.7 in 832.0 mm Less
Operating Voltage 4160.0 V 4160.0 V Less
Pump Motor 48.0 hp 36.0 kW Less
Seam Range 1.6-3.2 m (63-126 in) 1.6-3.2 m (63-126 in) Less
Typical Machine Length (drum centers) 44.7 ft 13635.0 mm Less

Ranging Arm

RA560 Designed and robustly tested – for longer service life. Designed and robustly tested – for longer service life. Less
RA560 Transmission rating of 500 kW @ 33.5 rpm and above (40 rpm @ 60 Hz) Transmission rating of 500 kW @ 33.5 rpm and above (40 rpm @ 60 Hz) Less
RA560 Maximum drum diameter of 2000 mm (78 in) Maximum drum diameter of 2000 mm (78 in) Less
RA560 Choice of drum speeds Choice of drum speeds Less
RA560 Complete with 32 mm (1.3 in) bore, through shaft PFF/PBF wet cutting Complete with 32 mm (1.3 in) bore, through shaft PFF/PBF wet cutting Less
RA560 Square drum hub (440 mm [17.3 in] across flats) Square drum hub (440 mm [17.3 in] across flats) Less
RA560 Integral monitoring transducers Integral monitoring transducers Less
RA560 Quillshaft transmission protection Quillshaft transmission protection Less
RA560 A robust cowl drive mechanism is also available on this model A robust cowl drive mechanism is also available on this model Less
RA560 Available cutter motors – 500 kW @ 50 Hz (800 hp @ 60 Hz) Available cutter motors – 500 kW @ 50 Hz (800 hp @ 60 Hz) Less

Haulage Unit – HU100

Maximum Machine Speed 96.77 ft/min 29.5 m/min Less
Pull at Maximum Speed 366.06 kN/82.3 lbf (37.48 tonnes/41.31 tons) 366.06 kN/82.3 lbf (37.48 tonnes/41.31 tons) Less
Speed at Maximum Pull 48.39 ft/min 14.75 m/min Less
Total Machine Pull 732.11 kN/164.58 lbf (74.95 tonnes/82.62 tons) 732.11 kN/164.58 lbf (74.95 tonnes/82.62 tons) Less
Type Maximum power rating 100 kW (134 hp) Maximum power rating 100 kW (134 hp) Less
Type Transmission reduction of 132.6:1 Transmission reduction of 132.6:1 Less
Type Available with Machine Position Encoder Available with Machine Position Encoder Less
Type Available with Machine Parking Brake Available with Machine Parking Brake Less
Type Integral monitoring transducers Integral monitoring transducers Less
Type Quillshaft transmission protection Quillshaft transmission protection Less
Type Online vibration monitoring Online vibration monitoring Less

Downdrive – DD100

Type Innovative and unique downdrive design Innovative and unique downdrive design Less
Type Transmission rating of 100 kW (134 hp) Transmission rating of 100 kW (134 hp) Less
Type Maximum haulage pull of 732 kN (82 tons) Maximum haulage pull of 732 kN (82 tons) Less
Type Fully removable, rehandable, modular gearbox Fully removable, rehandable, modular gearbox Less
Type Removable modular top drive wheel assembly Removable modular top drive wheel assembly Less
Type Downdrive ratio 17T—23T—10T (two wheel configuration) Downdrive ratio 17T—23T—10T (two wheel configuration) Less
Type Trapping shoe with replaceable wear inserts, safe and easy to replace (unique to Caterpillar) Trapping shoe with replaceable wear inserts, safe and easy to replace (unique to Caterpillar) Less
Type Suitable for all current rack type systems Suitable for all current rack type systems Less

Powerpack – PP2

Type Fixed displacement pump, with a capacity of 50 L/min (13 gal/min) Fixed displacement pump, with a capacity of 50 L/min (13 gal/min) Less
Type Operating system pressure of 210 bar (3,046 psi) Operating system pressure of 210 bar (3,046 psi) Less
Type Robust hydraulic reservoir of 190 L (50 gal) capacity Robust hydraulic reservoir of 190 L (50 gal) capacity Less
Type Integral monitoring transducers Integral monitoring transducers Less
Type For use with ISO 68 or ISO 100 hydraulic oils For use with ISO 68 or ISO 100 hydraulic oils Less
Type Available with 6 section valve bank Available with 6 section valve bank Less
Type This unit has a pump motor rating of 30 kW @ 50 Hz (48 hp @ 60 Hz) This unit has a pump motor rating of 30 kW @ 50 Hz (48 hp @ 60 Hz) Less

Mainframe – MF1

Type 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 Less
Type Maximum protection of electrical boxes, providing the highest level of flameproof integrity Maximum protection of electrical boxes, providing the highest level of flameproof integrity Less
Type Improved access for maintenance and ease of overhaul and repair Improved access for maintenance and ease of overhaul and repair Less
Type Versatility of application due to fully modular construction Versatility of application due to fully modular construction Less
Type A split mainframe is available in case of transportation limitations A split mainframe is available in case of transportation limitations Less

Electrical Control Box – ECB2

Type This flameproof module contains the majority of the shearer electrical control and power distribution components. This flameproof module contains the majority of the shearer electrical control and power distribution components. Less
Type High current carrying capacity of 400 amps and can accommodate trailing cables up to 185 mm2 (2.9 in2). High current carrying capacity of 400 amps and can accommodate trailing cables up to 185 mm2 (2.9 in2). Less
Type All internal chassis can be ‘bench built,’ tested and stored. All internal chassis can be ‘bench built,’ tested and stored. Less
Type Box contains various LV circuit breakers which can be reset through the FLP cover, reducing downtime. Box contains various LV circuit breakers which can be reset through the FLP cover, reducing downtime. Less
Type An extremely powerful PMC Evo-S control system with state-of-the-art Ethernet communication and backup functionality, this allows the shearer to be operated even if the overall control system is not functioning. An extremely powerful PMC Evo-S control system with state-of-the-art Ethernet communication and backup functionality, this allows the shearer to be operated even if the overall control system is not functioning. Less
Type This unit also contains cutter motor contactors, circuit breakers, control transformer, current monitoring, HV fuses, earth leakage and a visible disconnect. This unit also contains cutter motor contactors, circuit breakers, control transformer, current monitoring, HV fuses, earth leakage and a visible disconnect. Less

Haulage Transformer Box – HTB2

Type This flameproof module contains the main 253 kVA haulage transformer, power supplies, auxiliary transformer, drive system circuit breaker and one 250 kW (335 hp), 600V AC inverter drive, with integrated regenerative braking. This flameproof module contains the main 253 kVA haulage transformer, power supplies, auxiliary transformer, drive system circuit breaker and one 250 kW (335 hp), 600V AC inverter drive, with integrated regenerative braking. Less

Electrical Material

Type 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. Less
Type 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. Less

Hydraulic Material

Type All hose assemblies are to ISO 6805 and proof tested to EN ISO 1402. All hose assemblies are to ISO 6805 and proof tested to EN ISO 1402. Less
Type The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN20066:201-10. The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN20066:201-10. Less
Type All hose and hosing is in compliance with guideline MDG 41 and MSHA regulations. All hose and hosing is in compliance with guideline MDG 41 and MSHA regulations. Less

Water Material

Type All hose assemblies are to ISO 6805 and proof tested to EN ISO 1402. All hose assemblies are to ISO 6805 and proof tested to EN ISO 1402. Less
Type The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN20066:201-10. The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN20066:201-10. Less
Type All hose and hosing is in compliance with guideline MDG 41 and MSHA regulations. All hose and hosing is in compliance with guideline MDG 41 and MSHA regulations. Less
Type This model of shearer is available with onboard filtration, dust suppression spray bars, shearer clearers and ranging arm spray rings. This model of shearer is available with onboard filtration, dust suppression spray bars, shearer clearers and ranging arm spray rings. Less

Health Monitoring

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. Less

Machine Automation and Communication

Levels of Automation Zone-based automation “Navigator 1” Zone-based automation “Navigator 1” Less
Levels of Automation State-based shearer automation “Navigator 2” State-based shearer automation “Navigator 2” Less
Levels of Automation Integrated longwall automation with “Navigator 2 + 3” Integrated longwall automation with “Navigator 2 + 3” Less
Levels of Automation “Longwall Navigator” for improved face alignment and horizon control “Longwall Navigator” for improved face alignment and horizon control Less
Type Industry-leading Automation from the Pioneer of State-based Automation. Industry-leading Automation from the Pioneer of State-based Automation. Less
Type This shearer has a state-of-the-art distributed automation system for the control, monitoring and protection of the shearer. Its modular design allows it to be configured to meet individual control needs, from basic monitoring and protection to advanced automation and data transmission. This shearer has a state-of-the-art distributed automation system for the control, monitoring and protection of the shearer. Its modular design allows it to be configured to meet individual control needs, from basic monitoring and protection to advanced automation and data transmission. Less
Type The PMC Evo-S control system with state-of-the-art Ethernet communication and backup functionality allows the shearer to be operated even if the overall control system is not functioning. The PMC Evo-S control system with state-of-the-art Ethernet communication and backup functionality allows the shearer to be operated even if the overall control system is not functioning. Less
Type The shearer is equipped with a state-of-the-art industry PC in a flame-proof housing with plenty of computing power, allowing flexibility to upgrade to future features such as condition monitoring. The shearer is equipped with a state-of-the-art industry PC in a flame-proof housing with plenty of computing power, allowing flexibility to upgrade to future features such as condition monitoring. Less
Type A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) takes care of basic machine control tasks, ensuring that coal is produced. A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) takes care of basic machine control tasks, ensuring that coal is produced. Less
Type Unlike competitor systems, the modularity of the longwall system and control allow the longwall to operate in “fault-tolerant” mode, even when there is a problem with the overall automation system. Unlike competitor systems, the modularity of the longwall system and control allow the longwall to operate in “fault-tolerant” mode, even when there is a problem with the overall automation system. Less
Type In other words, integrated automation does not prevent control via individual PLC’s in order to keep production up and running. In other words, integrated automation does not prevent control via individual PLC’s in order to keep production up and running. Less

Dimensions (Approximate)

AFC Pan Width (typical – as shown) 45.0 in 1142.0 mm Less
Clearance from Drum to AFC Toeplate 11.0 in 271.0 mm Less
Cutting Drum Overall Width 45.0 in 1142.0 mm Less
Diameter of Shearer Cutting Drum 60.0 in 1524.0 mm Less
Distance between Drums with Arms Horizontal 537.0 in 13635.0 mm Less
Distance between Ranging Arm Hinge Points 320.0 in 8125.0 mm Less
Distance between Trapping Shoe Centers 241.0 in 6124.0 mm Less
Height to Top of Machine Main Body (lowest version) 47.2 in 1200.0 mm Less
Machine Height over Main Body (< in lowest version) 47.2 in 1200.0 mm Less
Maximum Cutting Height for Seam (plus) 126.0 in 3200.0 mm Less
Ranging Arm Cutting Drum Diameter 60.0 in 1524.0 mm Less
Ranging Arm Length (hinge to drum) 108.5 in 2755.0 mm Less
Shearer Drum Undercut of Floor (>) 20.0 in 500.0 mm Less
Vertical Tunnel Clearance (approximate) 18.0 in 460.0 mm Less
Width across Picks 42.0 in 1067.0 mm Less

Higher Productivity for the Long Run

Coal panels and face lengths are increasing – the average seam height is not. Maximizing productivity levels as the seam height diminishes requires the optimization of cutting power, haulage power, reliability, ease of maintenance and operator ergonomics. Enhanced safety features that address the challenges of mining lower seams also need to be provided. As the boundary conditions for longwall operations evolve Caterpillar continuously develops solutions that will safely maintain or boost your productivity. For low seam shearer applications the most compact Cat solution yet will be there to deliver the results you expect: the new Cat EL1000. This latest addition to the successful range of Cat longwall shearers will cover seam heights from 63 to 126 inches (1.6 to 3.2 meters).

Meeting Tomorrow’s Production Targets in Low & Medium Seams

The EL1000 shearer completes Caterpillar’s range of shearers for maximum productivity now in seams from 1.6 to 7 meters.

The Essence and More in Shearing Proficiency

A compact powerhouse for high productivity the EL1000 shearer makes maximum impact in low and medium seams:

  • Cutting power: 1600 hp (2 x 500 kW)
  • Haulage power: 2 x 134 hp (2 x 100 kW)
  • Covering seam heights from 63 – 126 in (1.6 – 3.20 m)

Designed and Tested for Long Life

The EL1000 shearer has a unique one-piece mainframe that not only protects all the modular components but also enables selective overhaul and modular unit exchange for the most efficient maintenance in the industry. Component life, serviceability, durability and ease of operation – these parameters have all been validated by our own shearer test center in Germany.

Just Watch Production Levels Rising

The EL1000 shearer operation, production levels and component condition can be monitored on site and from the surface. The extremely powerful PMC® Evo-S control system offers enhanced automation and communication featuring state-of-the-art Ethernet communication. In consistent geological conditions the EL1000 can be operated in automated mode, keeping your personnel and productivity in the “safe zone”.

Reduced Maintenance Times / Enhanced Safety

The new innovative two-piece trapping shoe design, with separate structural and wear elements, significantly reduces the weight to be handled during replacement from more than 500 kg (1,102 lb) for the typical trapping shoe to less than 50 kg (110 lb) per insert. This greatly improves the safety of performing the task itself while reducing the time required to complete it. Greater flexibility is another advantage. Because the weight to be handled is so much lower, change-out can be performed anywhere along the face since heavy lifting equipment, typically located only at the gate ends, is not required. The result: ease of handling and greater safety.

More Cutting Time

Reliability and quality of manufacturing are the basis of every Cat® shearer success story. Good design and service will extend that reliability even more. The worldwide Cat dealer network – always close to your operations – is your quick link to professional service and original parts.

EL1000Standard Equipment

Trapping Shoe Ix

Central Lubrication System

PMC™ Evo-S

Gate End Data Connection
  • Powerline
  • WLAN

EL1000Optional Equipment

Multi-piece Mainframe

Cowl

Spall Guards

Coal Sizer
  • 100 kW (134 hp)
  • 200 kW (268 hp)

Trapping Shoe Ix (Insert Exchange)

Shearer Clearer

Spray Bars

Gate End Data Connection
  • Fibre Optics

IPC

Zone-based Automation “Navigator 1”

State-based Shearer Automation “Navigator 2”

Integrated Longwall Automation with “Navigator 2 + 3” (Only with Cat longwall equipment)

“Longwall Navigator”for Improved Face Alignment and Horizon Control Incorp. LASC Tech. (Only with Cat longwall equipment)

VibraGuard™

Cameras

Condition Monitoring