Corum Svitlo Shakhtaria has manufactured a new upgraded coal shearer, CLS450, to cut coal from thin and medium coal beds with a varying thickness of 1 to 2.4 m. After the tests are completed, the equipment will be shipped to Almazna Mine of DTEK Dobropolyeugol.
It is the company’s first shearer with the loading unit based on the built-in variable-frequency drive.
This new model with better power-to-weight ratio and longer service life will replace the outdated shearers.
The machine’s control and diagnostics system helps mine operators and off-site users see current load of electric motors, movement speed, and motor temperature. In addition, it records and visualizes shearer faults and controls cutting motor performance.
Its transmission is designed to endure system-controlled overloads and can handle a mine section without any capital overhaul of the shearer. (SCM/Ukrainian metal)