Advanced Technologies and Roof Supports as a Platform to Create Robotic Mining Complexes for the Development of Thick Seams and Ore Deposits
The article presents advanced technologies of underground mining thick coal seams and ore deposits. To provide these technologies roof supports for longwall mining and sublevel benching are shown. Directional hydraulic fracturing method described and recommended for LTCC and sublevel benching mining technologies. Automated control scheme of top coal discharging described principally. Study is supported by Russian Ministry of Science and Education (RFMEF160417X0173).
Keywords - Robotic Coal Face System, Robotic Mining Complex, Smart Mine, Powered Roof Support, LTCC, Discharge to Face Conveyor, Walking Roof Support, Drift Roof Support, Sublevel Benching, Non-blasting Fracturing, Directional Hydraulic Fracturing