Joy manufactures all the elements of a modern, high production mining system and provides the integrated approach necessary for the productivity gains required for success in underground coal mining.
The role of haulage equipment is to efficiently remove the cut material from the working face in such a manner as to enhance the performance of the continuous miner and maximize the productivity of the overall section.
Joy fully understands this role and proactively works with the mining industry to provide comprehensive “system” solutions to suit individual application needs.
Since the introduction of our first shuttle car in 1938, JOY shuttle cars continue to be the main stay of the industry for batch haulage vehicles. Their unsurpassed reliability, low operating cost, and sustained high levels of productivity are unmatched. Through the extensive use of sophisticated computer-aided design systems, shuttle cars continue
to develop, evolve and improve.
JOY shuttle cars are equipped with many standard features such as wet brakes, long life 4.1 inch / 104mm pitch conveyor chain, cam spooling device, metallic face seals in the wheel units, grease take-up, recessed sheave wheels, fiberglass ventilated cable reel flanges, abrasion resistant conveyor deckplate, vacuum contactors, tack welded sideboards and segmented hoses.
Flexible Conveyor Train (FCT)
JOY Flexible Conveyor Train (FCT) offers high capacity continuous haulage with single operator remote control. The FCT snakes through the mine behind the miner, continuously conveying material from the face to the panel belt. It is available in belt widths of 37” / 940mm
and 42” / 1067mm and in system lengths of up to 420 feet / 128 meters.
This system is unmatched in its ability for uninterrupted production by continuously conveying mined material from the continuous miner to the panel belt. One operator effeciently runs the FCT via radio remote control, which reduces manpower requirements on the section.
Chain Haulage Systems
JOY Continuous Chain Haulage Systems offer a heavy duty, high capacity continuous haulage system. The haulage system utilizes many of the proven continuous miner concepts and components, resulting in a reliable and rugged design. The unique swinging front conveyor provides unsurpassed maneuverability and ease of operation. The 360 ft/min / 1.83 m/sec chain speed gives high production in a compact package. And the smooth, powerful hydrostatic drive easily trams the machine through the toughest conditions.
The JOY Articulated Hauler is the newest haulage product and complements the veteran shuttle car in the batch haulage family. From its first application underground, the features and values of the vehicle became very apparent.