AUTOMATED CONTROL OF AGGREGATE PRODUCTION

This article describes four interactive prototype tools for optimising the production of aggregates, to obtain the proper quantity and quality of the required materials. The tools were developed within the PETRUS BE 3152 project, launched in 1990 by eight European partners. The prototype tools are: (1) a size-distribution analyser, which provides an online image of size distribution; (2) a sensing device, designed to calculate online the wear and degradation of crusher components; (3) a computer program, designed to simulate and calculate the optimal machine settings in accordance with production requirements; and (4) a computer program, which automatically generates the command laws, designed to maintain equipment around these settings. When used interactively in quarry facilities, these prototypes provide qualitative and quantitative aggregate production management. In 1993, the partners' EDMOND BE 5332 project began to develop modules for maintenance problems in quarries.

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    QUARRY MANAGERS' JOURNAL LTD

    7 REGENT STREET
    NOTTINGHAM,   United Kingdom  NG1 5BS
  • Authors:
    • ARNAUD, J-M
  • Publication Date: 1996-2

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 27-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM