Picking up the Pace

Coal Age, Dec 22, 2015

As a crucial component of any mine’s fleet, mines are consistently pushing their continuous miners (CMs); greater uptime, longer spaces between maintenance, and greater capabilities at the ready on a moment’s notice are just a few.

Operators aren’t shy when letting equipment manufacturers know what they need their CMs to do; with hundreds of mechanized mining units (MMUs) active at any one time across the nation, keeping the machines running, and running well, is no small issue for original equipment makers (OEMs).

Fortunately, these companies are equally willing to think big inside the research and design room.

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