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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BA1.V1/S03.044

NEW TRENDS OF AUTOMATION AND CONTROL OF OPENCAST MINING TECHNOLOGY

Z. Neustupa, F. Benes, V. Kebo, O. Kodym
Monday 5 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Science and Technologies In Geology, Exploration and Mining, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-954-91818-7-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, Vol. 1, 555 - 562 pp

ABSTRACT

This paper describes some new perspectives on automation technology of brown coal
mines. It is focused on the mining technology usual in Czech Republic, which is
characterized by technology chain using large scale excavators followed by either
continuous transport by belt conveyors or transport by train and processing the
preparation plant or storing on ore dump.
In the first section we examine the possibility of using acoustic signals based on the last
conference published findings. Then we deal with the issue of transfer points control on
remote belt transport.
The paper is complemented by some ideas of application of augmented reality, which
can be used as visualization tool where the better understanding of the device
functionality is provided by 3D model. However, the augmented reality can be used
directly to manage all processes more efficiently.
Experiments described at the end of the paper demonstrate the practical implementation
of modern trends of automation in the process of coal mining. These experiments
related to coal transportation via train with the support of RFID technology. RFID
technology was in particular to determine the current position of the train for
operational traffic management.

Keywords: Automation, Control, Acoustic signal, 3D virtual model, RFID, Augmented
reality