Sandvik has released the newest edition to its continuous miners MC series: the MC350. Its application will be for mid-size room and pillar. It is semi-automated and equipped with functions capable of facilitating maximum productivity, reliability and low cost for any seam. It can be fitted with a proximity detection system to improve safety and has a health monitoring function to highlight problems before they occur.
“By using Sandvik continuous miners our customers benefit from more cost efficient operations,” commented Bruno Reumueller, Product Line Management, Underground Coal and Minerals at Sandvik Mining. “Thanks to a higher weight class, shear-up capability and loading and conveying modules, our continuous miners can improve productivity by 10 – 20% compared to other continuous miners in their range. In addition, extended operating time between overhauls and a cost per ton that is equal or better than other continuous miners makes this a very attractive offering.”
“It’s all about availability of the equipment and predictability in the operations, and part of that is also our complete parts and service offering”, Reumuller continued.“Our service engineers ensure that our customers get the right parts, rock tools and service at the right time to ensure safe operation, low operating costs and long service life.”
Edited from Press Release by Harleigh Hobbs
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