Automated downtime recording and processing for continuous surface mining systems

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A number of open pit mines, employing mainly continuous mining methods, are currently in operation at the lignite basin of Ptolemais-Amydeon in northern Greece. This study presents the design characteristics and implementation of a software system developed for a network environment, using a popular database framework, in order to facilitate recording and processing of downtime as well as generation of various equipment status and statistical reports for any period within a calendar year for chained production systems involving BWEs, conveyors and stackers.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationInternational Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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