Caterpillar Global Mining dispalys at Longwall USA the new shearer model, the EL 1000. The new equipment is designed for heights from 63 to 126 inches, will deliver an estimated cutting power of 1600 horsepower (1000 kW), and will provide haulage power on the order of 2 x 134 horsepower (2 x 100 kW).
Caterpillar Global Mining is displaying a range of advanced technologies at Longwall USA, Booth 423. Center stage is a preview of the newest Cat® shearer model, the EL 1000, designed specifically for low- and medium-height seams. Currently in development, the EL 1000 will add depth to the already expansive Caterpillar range and will offer a precisely designed system with the power, production potential, controllability and safety features required to address future demands and varying geological conditions in this segment.
Preliminary specifications for the EL 1000 shearer indicate that the new model will accommodate seam heights from 63 to 126 inches (1.6 to 3.2 m), will deliver an estimated cutting power of 1,600 horsepower (1 000 kW), and will provide haulage power on the order of 2 x 134 horsepower (2 x 100 kW). Reflecting the basic design of proven Cat longwall shearers, the EL 1000 will feature massive, one-piece-mainframe construction, exchangeable modular components, advanced automation, and Ethernet communication.
As with all Cat Global Mining products, the worldwide network of Cat dealers will add significant value to the EL 1000, ensuring the highest quality product support—replacement parts, competent timely service and industry expertise. Cat dealers understand longwall operators' needs for reliable, continuously high production, and they have the capabilities to help accomplish that goal.
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