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18 www.coalage.com April 2019 longwall usa 2019 preview continued Exhibition in Print Roughly 70 exhibitors will showcase their equipment and products at this year's event. What follows is just a taste of what attendees can expect to see at the exhibitor booths. Accuracy Machine Accuracy Machine is a welding, machining fabrication shop locat- ed in Merrill, Wisconsin, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. It deals with large to small parts and assemblies. It is also ISO 2015 certified. It also has CWI on staff for all a customer's welding needs. Austdac Pty Ltd./GAI-Tronics GAI-Tronics aggressively applies leading-edge technology to solve the world's most-challenging communi- cation needs, and is backed by stabil- ity, reputation and financial strength of Hubbell, a worldwide leader in electrical and electronic products. Mining brands sold and serviced by Gaitronics are FEMCO, AUSTDAC, DAC and MineDial. Betek Tools Betek Tools will be exhibiting its standard portfolio of longwall bits, miner bits, and application specific high-wall miner bits, as well as plas- ma-coated bits for special and ex- treme cutting conditions. Brookville Equipment Brookville Equipment Corp. will ex- hibit its full range of customizable equipment and associated services for coal operators. Brookville's current product line includes rail-mounted locomotives, personnel carriers, util- ity vehicles, rubber tired tractors and personnel carriers. The company has a longstanding reputation as a solu- tions provider that works collabora- tively with its customers to design equipment that meets the demands of unique mine profiles, clearances and performance requirements. Cambria County Association for the Blind For more than 45 years, products made by the Cambria County Associ- ation for the Blind and Handicapped (CAB) have been recognized world- wide by the mining industry, especial- ly its high-quality cable hangers. CAB will be showcasing its eight-carrier longwall hanger, which has been used for longwall moves for many years. In addition, it will be showing other assortment of hangers and webbing belts and straps. It will also be display- ing its large assortment of high-visi- bility streamers, tubes, markers, life- line, specialty bags, safety apparel and additional safety products. Capital Group-FASING Capital Group FASING Plc. makes longwall chains, flight bars and ac- cessories with the capacity to man- ufacture highest quality and world- wide recognized chains of diameters 13 mm to 60 mm. Since 1997, FASING has owned ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates. FASING products are suc- cessfully applied by more than 2,000 users all around the world. Cat Global Mining At this year's Longwall USA, Caterpil- lar will offer attendees the opportu- nity to experience new virtual-reality service training programs. This new system provides customers the op- portunity to train their technicians in advance of the equipment arriving on-site or going underground. In ad- dition, local Cat and Cat dealer sub- ject-matter experts will be on hand to demonstrate the information and capability sets available from Cat MineStar automation software. The Cat booth will also have digital con- tent showcasing the new high-torque drive system and new heavy-duty line pans. Digital content and sub- ject-matter experts will also be avail- able to communicate the benefits of Cat Plow Systems, Cat Shearers as well as aftermarket and dealer services. Comtrol International Comtrol International provides long- wall communications and control Poster Session: Longwall USA 2019 New to the conference this year is a post- er session featuring graduate mining engineering students. Each poster will highlight the student's research project. They will be on hand to summarize their work and engage in discussions on what they are doing, and share their vision on the needs that their technology might address. Each poster will be judged and winners will be announced on the show floor on Tuesday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m. There will be seven different post- ers in the contest. They include: Investigating Load Distributions in Long- wall Mines Using Ground-response Curve Modeling Approach by Deniz Tuncay and Ihsan Berk Tulu, Ph.D., Department of Min- ing Engineering, West Virginia University. Optical Microscopy: A Tool for Semicon- tinuous Coal Mine Dust Monitoring by N. Santa, E. Sarver, Ph.D., C. Keles and J. Saylor, Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech. A Comparison of Respirable Dust Char- acteristics in 24 US Coal Mines by Alex Norris, Cigdem Keles and Emily Sarver, Ph.D., Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech. Mine Belt Fire Classification by Manuel Barros Daza and Kray Luxbacher, Ph.D., Mining and Minerals Engineering, Vir- ginia Tech. Study on Stress Relaxation Behavior of Intact and Failed Sandstone Specimen With Numerical Simulation by Yuting Xue, Brijes Mishra, Ph.D., Department of Min- ing Engineering, West Virginia University. WVU Surface Subsidence Research and Applications by Jian Yang, Yi Luo, Ph.D., Department of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University. Non-destructive Characterization of Rock Using X-ray CT Imaging Technique by Neel Gupta, Brijes Mishra, Ph.D., De- partment of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University.

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