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Caterpillar is the global market leader and supplier of complete longwall systems. All over the world, our equipment and systems are meeting the demands of underground mining under the most stringent conditions. Adapted to the mining challenges faced by our customers today, Cat customized systems range from hydraulic roof supports, automated plow systems, shearers, face conveyors and drive systems to automation and roof support carriers.Caterpillar delivers your system of choice, from low to high seam heights, for the longest longwalls and highest production demands.

EL1000 Longwall Shearer

  • Specification Summary

  • Typical Machine Length 13.6 m
  • Installed Power 1429 kW
  • Haulage System AC inverter drive
  • Type This flameproof module contains the majority of the shearer electrical control and power distribution components.
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Specifications

Typical Machine Length 13.6 m
Installed Power 1429 kW
Haulage System AC inverter drive

Electrical Control Box – ECB2

Type This unit also contains cutter motor contactors, circuit breakers, control transformer, current monitoring, HV fuses, earth leakage and a visible disconnect.

Health Monitoring

Type A comprehensive health monitoring system is available, including oil levels and temperatures, flows, pressures and vibration analysis.

Machine @ 50 Hz

Available Cutting Power 2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp)
Body Height 530 mm
Cutting Drum Diameter 1524 to 2000 mm (60 to 78 in)
Cutting Drum Speed 33.5, 38.8 and 43.8 rpm
Haulage Motor 2 × 100 kW (2 × 134 hp)
Haulage Pull Up to 732 kN / 165,000 ibf (up to 75 tonnes/82 tons)
Haulage Speed Up to 29.5 m/min (Up to 97 ft/min)
Haulage System AC inverter drive
Installed Power Up to 1230 kW (Up to 1,649 hp)
Machine Weight (approximate) 60 tonnes
Minimum Pan Width 832 mm
Operating Voltage 3300 V
Pump Motor 30 kW
Seam Range 1.6-3.2 m (63-126 in)
Typical Machine Length (drum centers) 13635 mm

Haulage Unit – HU100

Maximum Machine Speed 29.50 m/min
Pull at Maximum Speed 366.06 kN/82.3 lbf (37.48 tonnes/41.31 tons)
Speed at Maximum Pull 14.75 m/min
Total Machine Pull 732.11 kN/164.58 lbf (74.95 tonnes/82.62 tons)
Type Online vibration monitoring

Water Material

Type This model of shearer is available with onboard filtration, dust suppression spray bars, shearer clearers and ranging arm spray rings.

Machine Automation and Communication

Levels of Automation “Longwall Navigator” for improved face alignment and horizon control
Type In other words, integrated automation does not prevent control via individual PLC’s in order to keep production up and running.

Haulage Transformer Box – HTB2

Type This flameproof module contains the main 253 kVA haulage transformer, power supplies, auxiliary transformer, drive system circuit breaker and one 250 kW (335 hp), 600V AC inverter drive, with integrated regenerative braking.

Electrical Material

Type All electrical material is designed and certified to IEC standards and also complies with other regional and national standards, such as MSHA, GOST, MA, ATEX and DGMS, as well as Australia’s New South Wales and Queensland regulations.

Dimensions (Approximate)

AFC Pan Width (typical – as shown) 1142 mm
Clearance from Drum to AFC Toeplate 271 mm
Cutting Drum Overall Width 1142 mm
Diameter of Shearer Cutting Drum 1524 mm
Distance between Drums with Arms Horizontal 13635 mm
Distance between Ranging Arm Hinge Points 8125 mm
Distance between Trapping Shoe Centers 6124 mm
Height to Top of Machine Main Body (lowest version) 1200 mm
Machine Height over Main Body (< in lowest version) 1200 mm
Maximum Cutting Height for Seam (plus) 3200 mm
Ranging Arm Cutting Drum Diameter 1524 mm
Ranging Arm Length (hinge to drum) 2755 mm
Shearer Drum Undercut of Floor (>) 500 mm
Vertical Tunnel Clearance (approximate) 460 mm
Width across Picks 1067 mm

Downdrive – DD100

Type Suitable for all current rack type systems

Powerpack – PP2

Type This unit has a pump motor rating of 30 kW @ 50 Hz (48 hp @ 60 Hz)

Mainframe – MF1

Type A split mainframe is available in case of transportation limitations

Hydraulic Material

Type All hose and hosing is in compliance with guideline MDG 41 and MSHA regulations.

Machine @ 60 Hz

Available Cutting Power 2 × 597 kW (2 × 800 hp)
Body Height 530 mm
Cutting Drum Diameter 1524 to 2000 mm (60 to 78 in)
Cutting Drum Speed 40.2, 46.6 and 52.5 rpm
Haulage Motor 2 × 100 kW (2 × 134 hp)
Haulage Pull Up to 732 kN/165 lbf (Up to 75 tonnes/82 tons)
Haulage Speed Up to 29.5 m/min (Up to 97 ft/min)
Haulage System AC inverter drive
Installed Power Up to 1429 kW (Up to 1,916 hp)
Machine Weight (approximate) 60 tonnes
Minimum Pan Width 832 mm
Operating Voltage 4160 V
Pump Motor 36 kW
Seam Range 1.6-3.2 m (63-126 in)
Typical Machine Length (drum centers) 13635 mm

Ranging Arm

RA560 Available cutter motors – 500 kW @ 50 Hz (800 hp @ 60 Hz)
  • Trapping Shoe Ix
    • Central Lubrication System
      • PMC™ Evo-S
        • Gate End Data Connection
          •  Powerline
          •  WLAN
        • Multi-piece Mainframe
          • Cowl
            • Spall Guards
              • Coal Sizer
                •  100 kW (134 hp)
                •  200 kW (268 hp)
              • 100 kW (134 hp)
                • 200 kW (268 hp)
                  • Trapping Shoe Ix (Insert Exchange)
                    • Shearer Clearer
                      • Spray Bars
                        • Gate End Data Connection
                          •  Fibre Optics
                        • IPC
                          • Zone-based Automation dquo;Navigator 1”
                            • State-based Shearer Automation dquo;Navigator 2”
                              • Integrated Longwall Automation with dquo;Navigator 2 + 3” (Only with Cat longwall equipment)
                                • dquo;Longwall Navigator”for Improved Face Alignment and Horizon Control Incorp. LASC Tech. (Only with Cat longwall equipment)
                                  • VibraGuard™
                                    • Cameras
                                      • Condition Monitoring

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