INDA 2017

Best of Germany 2014 - Mining Equipment and Mining Technology

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46 INDIA 2017 Equipment & Technology Caterpillar recently completed an agree- ment to supply a complete longwall system to Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL), a subsidiary of India's largest coal produc- er, Coal India Ltd. The system will be delivered to the Moonidih mine in early 2019. The longwall production goal of the Moonidih XV Seam project is about 2.5 million tonnes of coking coal per year. Support services will be provided by Tractors India Pvt. Ltd. (TIPL), the Cat deal- er in North and East India and Bhutan. Caterpillar is a member of INDU SCCL CGME Consortium, which was awarded the contract to execute the Moonidih XV Seam project of BCCL. Indu Projects Ltd. is the leader of the Consortium, and Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd. (SCCL) and Caterpillar Global Mining Europe (CGME) are the other members. The longwall system will consist of 149 Cat roof supports, a Cat AFCPF6 armored face conveyor, a Cat BSLPF4 beam stage loader with integrated crusher, and a Cat EL2000 longwall shearer. The longwall system also includes a technology pack- age for advanced longwall automation. The EL2000 shearer incorporates all the features of the Cat longwall shearer range in a compact and rugged machine designed to meet the demands of high production in seams ranging from 1.80 to 4.50 m. High installed power is a main feature of the EL2000, available with as much as 750 kW (1,200 hp). The haulage system is tailored to the needs of high-productivity medium-seam applications with up to 125-kW (168-hp) AC drives. www.cat.com/mining SSAB Shape Helps Scania Boost Competitiveness SSAB Shape has developed an innovative new tipper body for Scania that offers the Indian mining industry a product it claims far surpasses the performance of current solutions. By using SSAB's product development services to execute the development of the new 20.3 m 3 Mining Tipper, Scania is now able to launch a lightweight, yet durable mining tipper body developed for the Indian market. With a lower weight, the tipper body offers increased payloads and reduced fuel consumption. Scania is promoting this new body on their Scania P440 8x4 Mining Tipper. The joint development project, which included, concept research, design, pro- totyping and testing by SSAB Shape, resulted in a tipper body with better perfor- mance than anything on the Indian market. "For this comprehensive product devel- opment project, we were able to deliver a tipper body that was 20% lighter than existing solutions in India, which gives approximately 1.3 tons in extra payload," explains Hans Kell, SSAB Shape Business Manager India & Indonesia. "SSAB has developed its offer of product development services to support OEMs with the product development process, creating new inno- vative products that take full advantage of the advanced steel properties and speed- ing up the time to market." Scania is interested in growing its operations in India and approached SSAB Shape, which has a local organization in India, to use its unique expertise in wear resistant steels as well as design prepro- cessing and logistics services. "At SSAB, we always work to support our customers in creating the best possi- ble end product, by taking full advantage of our steels unique characteristics," says Kell. "After research and trials, we rec- ommended that the wear resistant steel Hardox 450 wear plate be fully utilized in the new tipper body to increase its performance. Furthermore, we have enabled an efficient production solution for Scania with help of a local produc- tion partner." Cat to Supply Complete Longwall System to Coal India Subsidiary

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