The effects of operational parameters on the output efficiency of the bucket wheel excavator

Ural S.

17th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey (IMCET 2001), Ankara, Turkey, 19 - 22 June 2001, pp.663-669 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.663-669


In this study, the effects of operational parameters, such as slewing speed, bench height, terrace height, block width, etc., on output efficiency are discussed and the interrelationships between these parameters are investigated. The main theme of the study is the definition of the optimum values of operational parameters for the C-frame-type BWE Sch (2300 /5) x 32, which is in operation in Kislakoy open cast mine, Elbistan. A model is presented by means of which the optimal operational parameters may be selected. Finally, total efficiencies were calculated for two generalized bench geometries in which the slope height varied according to the necessary place between the bench belt conveyor and the toe of the side bench.