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In underground mining a hoist or winder is used to raise and lower conveyances within the mine shaft.Modern hoists are normally powered using electric motors, historically with direct current drives utilizing Ward Leonard control machines and later solid-state converters (), however modern large hoists use alternating current drives that are variable frequency controlled.
With profits down, miners are focused on improving their productivity. Digital innovation could provide a breakthrough. The global mining industry is under pressure. In the short term, falling commodity prices are squeezing cash flow. Looking ahead, many existing mines are maturing, resulting in the ...
Researchers conduct the majority of the work in the NIOSH Mining program at two sites located near Pittsburgh, PA, and Spokane, WA. In addition to shops for dealing with electronics, chemistry and instrumentation, these sites house many truly unique facilities and laboratories for addressing mining safety and health problems.
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