Automation is becoming a larger part of the longwall mining process, operators are moving farther from the face and its associated safety concerns.
Komatsu Mining Corp. has been working to develop systems to extract personnel from hazardous areas. One such option is a Remote Management Center (RMC), an information and control station situated a safe distance away from the longwall, positioning the operator in a secure environment while still giving them access to critical information, camera images and control of the key components of the operation.
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