dragline excavator


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dragline excavator

[′drag‚līn ′eks·kə‚vād·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
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The midsection of the dragline excavator boom was dispatched to site at the end of November and the front end in early December.
Weighing in at 4,000 tonnes, the dragline excavator was the biggest of its kind in Europe and was a key component of the UK's largest mine at Stobswood, near Morpeth, Northumberland.
GIANT: The Ace of Spades dragline excavator which is being dismantled at Stobswood.; Picture: Tim McGuinness www.icNewcastle.co.uk/buyaphoto ref: 01024585
For many years it was the biggest walking dragline excavator in Europe.
The Bucyrus Erie 1550-W walking dragline excavator was dubbed Big Geordie at Radar Opencast site in Widdrington, near Morpeth, where it worked from 1968 until Butterwell Opencast Site nearby was opened a few years later and eventually moved to Stobswood Opencast, where it ended its working days in 1993.
Over the next three months, the 3,000-tonne walking dragline excavator will be stripped and cut up.
Big Geordie is officially known as a BE 1550W ( a walking dragline excavator.
In most parts of the world, the biggest gold reserves are contained in open pits that can be dug from the surface with explosives, dragline excavators and 400-ton dump trucks -- or at the very least, in underground mines that are developed only as a last resort when the surface pit is exhausted.
Once Mosaic Four Corners had a structured wireless network in place, it deployed--and now operates concurrently--a multitude of new applications, including a company intranet, VoIP phones and video monitoring systems for dragline excavators. The mine implemented highly functioning command centers with detailed dashboards that allow it to monitor even mobile gear such as draglines.
Redundant buckets from the massive dragline excavators which once chewed up the local countryside to help meet Britain''s energy needs are being given a new lease of life as pieces of industrial artwork.
"Projects currently under discussion with OEMs of mine trucks and dragline excavators call for massive increases in engine power and power to installation volume ratios over the next few years," he noted.
Other types of excavators that are commonly used in various industrial applications are crawler excavators, long reach excavators, dragline excavators, and suction excavators.