Eickhoff uses the most advanced cutting technology for the continuous mining of coal and soft materials. Continuous miners cut and gather the material simultaneously and convey it into shuttle cars, haul trucks or a continuous haulage system. They are typically used for full-scale production in room-and-pillar mining operations. The flameproof design of these machines is certified according to national regulations
An industrial gearbox is an enclosed system that transmits mechanical energy to an output device. Gearboxes can modify their speed, torque, and other attributes to convert the energy into a useable format. Gearboxes are used in a variety of devices, for a broad range of purposes. These machines can slow the rate of rotation to increase torque and speed. The following will explain some of the different types of industrial gearboxes and how they are commonly used.
shearers cut away the face of a coal seam in longwall mining operations by mounting over an armored face conveyor (AFC). They are equipped with cutting drums positioned against the coal seam by ranging arms powered by hydraulic rams.