Drilling and Bolting Control System
A manufacturer of underground coal mining machines required a compact hydraulic control unit that integrated fifteen different functions to control all the devices on their drilling and bolting attachments. It was required to be robust and reliable in a harsh underground mining environment and to be designed and certified to the Fluid Power Safety Systems in Mines standards. It was also important that all components used in the unit were readily available in Australia to avoid delays for service in the future.
We designed a very compact steel body unit bearing in mind that some functions were required to be two handed in operation.
It is a unique design incorporating over one thousand components, some bespoke to fit the unique design criterion.
Parts that would require service were positioned for easy access to avoid unnecessary downtime for maintenance, and each unit is fully tested and set prior to shipment.