bucket-wheel excavator

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bucket-wheel excavator

[′bək·ət ‚wēl ′ek·skə‚vād·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A continuous digging machine used extensively in large-scale stripping and mining. Abbreviated BWE. Also known as rotary excavator.

bucket-wheel excavator

An excavating machine having a rotating wheel fitted with toothed-edged buckets; used to dig a layer of earth and load it onto a conveyor belt as the machine moves forward under its own power.
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In practice, the influence of digging forces on the vibration of bucket wheel excavator (BWE) and bearing steel structures is frequently analysed.
Analysis of the axle fracture of the bucket wheel excavator, Engineering Failure Analysis 18(1): 433-441.
Experimentalni a pravdepodobnostni analyza provozni spolehlivosti kolesoveho rypadla SchRs 1320/4x30 [Experimental and probabilistic analysis of operational reliability of the bucket wheel excavator SchRs 1320/4x30].
Failure analysis and redesign of the bucket wheel excavator two-wheel bogie, Engineering Failure Analysis 17(2): 473-485.
Failure analysis of the end eye connection of the bucket wheel excavator portal tie-rod support, Engineering Failure Analysis 16(3): 740-750.
The presented paper deals with the experimental measurement of the natural frequencies of the bucket wheel excavator SchRs 1320/4x30 and a comparison of experimental results with those obtained from the detailed numerical simulation using ANSYS (Element Reference .
It was agreed that research would be primarily focused on the bucket wheel excavator SchRs 1320 actually working at open coal mine Nastup Tusimice, the Czech Republic.
The soil crusher was installed on the bucket wheel excavator by the end of the year 2008.
The bucket wheel excavator SchRs 1320/4x30 is an excavator with a non telescopic wheel boom.
The aim of the implementation of the complete project and project documentation, as well as reconstruction, modernization and repair of bucket wheel excavators KU300.
Located about 155 kilometers southwest of Berlin, the MIBRAG mines use bucket wheel excavators to remove overburden and brown coal and are expected to produce from 15 to 25 million tonnes of brown coal annually.
The segment also bagged another order for supply and erection of 700 litre bucket wheel excavators from the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd.