Longwall mining is an efficient mining method and using the right equipment can make it even more profitable. Joy longwall systems incorporate shearers, roof supports, face conveyors and more into one system that can be tightly orchestrated by advanced electronics — including cutting-edge automation.

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Longwall automation

  • Control systems
  • Advanced automation
  • Smart Solutions data services
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Armored Face Conveyor

  • Capacity Up to 6 000 tonnes per hour Up to 6,600 tons
  • Conveyor length Up to 450 m Up to 1,500 ft.
  • Linepan length 1 503 mm, 1 756 mm, 2 050 mm 60 in, 70 in, 80 in
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Joy-engineered powered roof support PRS solutions

  • Support rating Up to 1 814 metric tonnes Up to 1,929 short tons
  • Support widths 1.5, 1.7, 2.0 m or more 4.9, 5.7, and 6.7 ft.
  • Operating heights .8 - 7.8 m 2.6 - 25.6 ft.
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  • Cutting height 1.5 - 4.5 m 4.5 - 14.8 ft.
  • Haulage pull 800 - 1 000 kN 90 - 112.5 tons
  • Machine weight 52 - 82 tonnes 57.5 - 90.5 tons

See how automation empowers all Komatsu longwall equipment to work together

Enable real-time decision-making and keep more workers out of harm's way with remotely managed automated longwall equipment.
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Feature segments: Komatsu soft rock advancements and automation

More technology, automation and innovation are coming to room and pillar and longwall mining to meet your increasing challenges.
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Joy Compak Next Gen hydraulic control system

This hydraulic control system for longwall components, especially Powered Roof Supports, uses modern design and technologies help improve cycle times and reliability.
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Underground soft rock mining industry

Stay on top of trends with help from our experts, customer success stories and industry point-of-view—so you feel equipped to successfully maintain and optimize your operation.

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