All cables and hoses are suspended from a roof mounted monorail beam which provides a series of support trolleys with the ability to compress as the Longwall face retreats. Upon full compression a power move takes place.
Air or emulsion powered traction drive units are used to perform the power move, eliminating the need for ancillary equipment.
Longwall monorail system features:
Eliminates personal injury attributed to manhandling heavy cables and hoses
Substantially reduces down-time and loss of production as a result of equipment damage
Reduces the risk of injury resulting from an impeded walkway area
All componentry is off the mine floor
Eliminates the need for large diesel and/or battery equipment, winch-ropes or similar within the work area as the system is fully integrated
The self-sufficient nature of the system reduces the downtime during a power move; the time taken to relocate services is minimal
Modular design integrated with transportation sleds facilitates a highly efficient and damage free means of installation and end of panel relocations
Established in 1976, Macquarie Manufacturing are market leaders in the design, manufacture, supply, commissioning and support of underground, monorail systems. Our innovative systems are in high demand with our customer base extending throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Our sales and services are managed via both direct end user and distributor arrangements. Macquarie Manufacturing also provides a large range of products including purpose built support equipment to a number of industry sectors with focus on the coal mining, coal preparation, power generation and manufacturing industries.
Our facilities, located in the Lake Macquarie and Illawarra Regions of New South Wales and Mackay in North Queensland, support the design, supply, installation and service of proprietary line products and systems utilising state-of-the-art automation and computer aided technologies and a team of dedicated and highly skilled personnel.