Mining machinery and equipment have changed little in recent decades, from the point of view of the principle of operation, construction and structure. But in terms of dimensions, performance and stresses they have made a lot of progress, experiencing unprecedented sophistication and complexity. In order to fulfil the new requirements imposed by the increasing productivity and efficiency demands, as well as the economic, environmental and safety constraints, their design and development must comply with the general advance of overall technology. Therefore, recently, modern analytical methods have also been included in the design and development of mining machines. Among other issues, the present paper examines the theoretical and conceptual aspects related to the mining machinery’ design requirements involving mechatronics.
- mining machinery
- engineering design