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Automatic Remote Control Coupler for Mine Cars.


PB265558

Publication Date 1976
Personal Author Atkinson, D. T.; Aponick, A. A.; Lane, A. J.; Lombardi, A. J.
Page Count 132
Abstract This report describes the Foster-Miller program that designed, developed, built, and tested an automatic, remote control mine car coupler. This new coupler gives the motorman the capability to selectively couple and uncouple cars from the locomotive, to transmit braking intelligence to the coupled cars, and to determine if the trip is intact. Hazards due to derailment and runaway cars will be reduced as the brakes are automatically applied in any uncoupled car. Laboratory tests described herein have been completed on the coupler set. Applications include, but are not limited to, the unit train system.
Keywords
  • Coal mining
  • Mine cars
  • Remote control
  • Couplings
  • Mine haulage
  • Automatic control equipment
  • Braking
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors Foster-Miller Associates, Inc., Waltham, Mass.; BUREAU OF Mines, Washington, D.C.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept. 14 Jun 74-16 Apr 76.
NTIS Issue Number 197713
Contract Number
  • H0346042
Automatic Remote Control Coupler for Mine Cars.
Automatic Remote Control Coupler for Mine Cars.
PB265558

  • Coal mining
  • Mine cars
  • Remote control
  • Couplings
  • Mine haulage
  • Automatic control equipment
  • Braking
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • H0346042
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