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RockVader – Smart Hard Rock Mining System

For securing future raw materials supply, new solutions are required to enhance economically viable mining operations. Especially in the currently challenging economic environment there is a need to improve the Net Present Value (NPV) of ore deposits: The metal and mineral mining industry is demanding an increase of the current development rates for underground headings from the presently achieved average 4-6 m/day (by drill & blast operation) to 10-20 m/day.

The objective of the project is to prove and make ready for marketing this new mechanical cutting machine which will at least double the excavation speed of underground roadway developments, compared to the present state of the art technology of drilling & blasting.

The fast and safe mechanical excavation of the new Rock Vader system will enhance economic and safe mining for the future by increasing the development rate and by providing an accurate and smooth tunnel profile.

 

RockVader

RockVader – Smart Hard Rock Mining System

EIT RawMaterials – Upscaling

MUL, Sandvik, Wolfram, DMT, VTT, KGHM;

Lehrstuhl für Automation – Paul O`Leary

Total: € 4.096.739

MUL: € 273.906

RockVader – Smart Hard Rock Mining System

RockVader entwickelt neue Methoden für den kontinuierlichen Abbau in Festgestein. Derzeit können kontinuierliche Abbaumethoden nur bis zu einer Gesteinsfestigkeit von 250 MPa angewendet werden. Dadurch kann in weitere Folge der Abbau automatisiert werden, dies ist aber derzeit nur in weichem und mittelhartem Gestein möglich.

 

 

RockVader

RockVader – Smart Hard Rock Mining System

EIT RawMaterials – Upscaling

MUL, Sandvik, Wolfram, DMT, VTT, KGHM;

Lehrstuhl für Automation – Paul O`Leary

Total: € 4.096.739

MUL: € 273.906