Joy, Facebolter 3040, Mobile bolter

Longwall systems

Joy Facebolter 3040

  • 2.1 to 3.2 m operating height range (standard platform); higher heights available
  • Ideal for longwall salvage, installation, or in severe adverse geological conditions
  • Two roofbolting rigs, one on each end, with forward/backward, sideways, and tilting movements
  • Mounted on armored face conveyor with hydraulic drives

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The Facebolter 3040 is an armored face conveyor (AFC)-mounted, hydraulically propelled roofbolter specifically designed for longwall facebolting during salvage, installation, or in severely adverse geologic conditions. The unit, containing two roofbolting rigs (one on each end), handles 2.1 to 3.2 m operating height ranges.

Mounted directly on the AFC, the 3040 is powered by hydraulics from the longwall roof supports and driven through a sprocket meshed into the AFC rack bars. The 3040 incorporates maximum roofbolting flexibility, allowing a wide range of roofbolter positions, by permitting the two roofbolting rigs to move on sliding mechanisms:

  • Forward and backward (toward and away from the face)
  • Raising and lowering

A rotary actuator also allows the roofbolt rig to roll over to install bolts into the longwall face. 

Number of roofbolting rigs Two (2), one on either end
Facility to load on and off AFC By LHD
Hydraulic power Hydraulic PTO or from longwall roof supports
Operating height range (standard platform)  2.1 to 3.2 m
Bolt centers (extendable platform) 3.0 to 4.0 m
Machine length (adjustable range) 4.3 to 5.3 m
Machine width 2,000 mm
Operator's platform width 970 mm
Machine height during tram 1,900 mm
Bolter slide in line with face 500 mm
Bolter slide toward face 400 mm
Drive Hydraulic motor and sprocket on longwall rack bars
3-speed tram 1st 10 m/min, 2nd 15 m/min, 3rd 20 m/min
Tractive effort 7 to 12 tonnes
Temporary roof support Operator canopy
Roof drill rig type Joy HFX190
Drill rig controls Cabinet-mounted