RADIO IS KEY LINK IN CONTROLLING SWITCHES AT COPPER MINE

Frequent relocations of tracks, heavy traffic 24 hr daily, plus possible damage from debris resulting from blasting, are but three factors making radio control of power switches practical at Bingham Canyon open-pit copper mine, in Utah. Moving trackage is common at Bingham Canyon. It takes approximately two tons of waste or overburden and one ton of ore to produce 14 lb of pure copper. Thus, there is a continuous excavating to step-back the mine, which requires moving trackage to the newly opened mining areas. Controls and indications of the signals and power switches in the mine are sent to and from control panels via radio, eliminating the need for a pole line or cable communications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1976 12:00AM