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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The present paper deals with K800/N1/103 bucket-wheel excavator.
A Leica ScanStation C10 3D pulse laser scanner was used to scan the K800/N1/103 bucket-wheel excavator.
Scope and content: Replacement of three obsolete bucket-wheel excavators of the SRs 1200 type by one new bucket-wheel excavator of the SRs 2000 type at Troyanovo-North Mine.
Similarly, a B-E 295 face shovel now stands as a monument to the coal industry at Carmaux in France, together with a 400-ton bucket-wheel excavator and some Haulpak trucks.
Bucket-wheel excavators also came into their own in the right conditions, and again, it sometimes took a lot of rather expensive experimentation to discover whether a machine was indeed suitable for the task it had been set.
This experience includes that gained during the 1970s and 1980s when the company designed and delivered 13 SRs(K)2000 bucket-wheel excavators for use in the Ekibastus coalfield in Kazakhstan.
RWE mines up to 100 million tons of lignite a year in opencast mines using huge machines like bucket-wheel excavators, spreaders and conveyors.
Trojanovo North is the largest of the three, employing 14 bucket-wheel excavators, two bucket-chain excavators and 11 spreaders.
It employs 12 bucket-wheel excavators and five spreaders.
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General Procurement notices for Replacement of bucket-wheel excavators at maritza east mines.
This overburden is primarily stripped by bucket-wheel excavators (three units) with mobile transfer belts that feed onto shiftable bench belt-conveyors running to an inclined main belt-conveyor system (two belts), which ascends a 16 ramp at the edge of the pit.