Development of a dragline in-bucket bulk density monitor

Bewley, Alex, Shekhar, Rajiv, Upcroft, Ben, & Lever, Paul (2011) Development of a dragline in-bucket bulk density monitor. In 2011 Australian Mining Technology Conference : Decision Support - Embedding Process Capability in Mining Systems, 12-14 September 2011, Noosa, Queensland, Australia.


This paper details the implementation and trialling of a prototype in-bucket bulk density monitor on a production dragline. Bulk density information can provide feedback to mine planning and scheduling to improve blasting and consequently facilitating optimal bucket sizing. The bulk density measurement builds upon outcomes presented in the AMTC2009 paper titled ‘Automatic In-Bucket Volume Estimation for Dragline Operations’ and utilises payload information from a commercial dragline monitor. While the previous paper explains the algorithms and theoretical basis for the system design and scaled model testing this paper will focus on the full scale implementation and the challenges involved.

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ID Code: 76248
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Dragline, Mining, Monitoring, Bulk Density, Perception
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Industrial Electronics (090603)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 CRCMining Australia
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2014 23:36
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 20:05

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