The mining process in longwall mining is becoming increasingly automated. In various situations, operator intervention is required to make corrections or to control the process, for example, when using the overhead extraction method. EEP offers various possibilities for remote control.
Remote controls for performing hydraulic shield support functions have been in existence for a good 20 years. Up to now, remote controls have not been able to establish themselves in the broad mass because a complex registration process at the respective control unit was necessary. EEP has developed a remote control which, in combination with a location recognition system, recognizes your position within the longwall and thus automatically establishes a connection to the local control unit.