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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For each type of bucket wheel excavator, a unique mathematical model was created to define its movement in three-dimensional space, together with the design (diagram) of the geometric parameters required for mathematical modelling.
For instance in the case of the SchRS 1320/110 bucket wheel excavator, the difference in the volume of the extracted masses was - 0.3 % in one month, and in the case of the bucket wheel excavator KU800/20 and the identical cycle, the difference was +2.4 %.
Failure analysis of the end eye connection of the bucket wheel excavator portal tie-rod support, Engineering Failure Analysis 16(3): 740-750.
Failure analysis and redesign of the bucket wheel excavator two-wheel bogie, Engineering Failure Analysis 17(2): 473-485.
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 ...
The O&K range includes bucket wheel excavators, bucket chain excavators, conveyor belts and spreaders for continuous mining operations, as well as hydraulic excavators and trucks for discontinuous operations.
Altogether, Krupp has delivered 16 bucket wheel excavators to PPC.