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APR 2019

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20 April 2019 longwall usa 2019 preview continued hoists, sheaves, elevators, cages, head- frames, brakeman cars, controls, field services, and wire rope NDT. Hauhinco For more than 110 years, Hauhinco en- gineers and technicians have been the Experts in water hydraulics technology and innovation with pumps, valves and control systems for underground min- ing and other heavy industries. Hauhin- co EHP series High Pressure Pumps have been the "Heart of the Face" in mines for more than 70 years. These compact triplex and quintuplex plung- er pumps, with crankshaft drives and integrated reducers, are still the pre- ferred choice of longwall operators, the company said. They have flow rates up to 195 gpm with operating pressures of up to 11,600 psi. It provides well-proven centralized pump systems plus mobile units in rail or tire-mounted platforms. Huesker Since 1994, HUESKER has supplied more than 1,200 Minegrid longwall recovery systems globally. The Dese- rado mine in Rangely, Colorado, used HUESKER Minegrid in 1994 to recover their longwall, setting a precedent that has become a benchmark in the coal mining industry, the company said. Minegrid is known globally for its high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, ease of installation, and has become the standard for longwall recovery, roof and rib control. HUESKER Minegrid is comprised of high-strength geogrids manufactured from polyester (PET) or polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), that are wo- ven under tension. This provides the required attributes to meet the recov- ery challenges, including high-tensile stiffness, flexibility, resistance to corro- sion, conductivity, and high visibility. Innovative Wireless Technologies Innovative Wireless Technologies (IWT), a leading supplier of under- ground wireless communication and tracking, is now revolutioniz- ing underground data, according to the company. HDRMesh solves the data-retrieval issues facing under- ground operations, bringing reliable, real-time data from working areas to the people who need it, wirelessly. IWT provides cohesive, integrated, scalable solutions for enhanced safe- ty, increased productivity, and low maintenance for the lowest total cost of ownership solutions available. Irwin Mine & Tunneling Supply For more than 120 years, Irwin Mine and Tunneling Supply, an affiliate of Irwin Car and Equipment, has been an indus- try leader and innovator in the design, manufacturing, and sale of belt winders, constant tension winches, ventilation products, compressors, filtration prod- ucts, material handling equipment, rock dusters, drills, replacement parts, supply cars, and value-added services customized to a specific need. JENNMAR JENNMAR is a global, family-owned company in ground-control technol- ogy for the mining, tunneling and civil construction industries, the company said. Since 1972, its mission has been focused on developing and man- ufacturing quality ground-control products. In addition to more than 20 manufacturing facilities, its brands include engineering services, resin manufacturing, rolled — steel and drill — steel manufacturing, custom steel fabrication, rod, miner, and spe- cialty bits, chemical roof support and sealing products, and even includes staffing solutions and its trucking company. The brands ensure quality, efficiency and availability providing complementary products and engi- neering solutions. JH Fletcher JH Fletcher & Co. is a top global pro- ducers of custom underground min- ing equipment. The company has en- gineered and manufactured solutions since 1937, creating a diverse product line. Fletcher roof bolters are world-re- nowned, including mobile roof sup- ports, narrow bolters designed for both low and high seams, panline bolters, and passby bolters, the company said. Fletcher roof support is accompanied by an entire product line, including prime movers and can manipulators. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and speak with a Fletcher representative. KH Controls KH Controls Inc. is the technology and market leader in intrinsically safe pow- er and lighting systems for the long- wall coal mining industry, according to the company. Products include a fam- ily of Intrinsically Safe power supplies, lighting systems, integrated systems, custom electronic solutions and ex- plosion-proof power connectors. Komatsu Mining This year at Longwall USA, Komatsu will be showcasing its innovative solu- tions for the underground soft rock in- dustry. The company will be exhibiting products like the Joy FCT system and powered roof supports (PRS), which help keep workers out of harm's way. Joy shearers and armored face con- veyors will also be on display and are designed to help increase productivity and efficiency. Stop by Komatsu's booth to learn how their experts can optimize an operation through automation. KSD KSD Enterprises designs, manufac- tures and supports the industry-lead- ing methane exhausters, the compa- ny said. KSD has sold more than 350 exhausters to U.S. and offshore appli- cations. The most unique feature is its engine fuel being free. It is self-fueled with low-quality methane from the exhaust stream. Coal mine benefits include increased safety for miners, increased production and an income stream from the wasted CH4 energy. Lincoln Manufacturing Since 1972, Lincoln Manufacturing has designed, manufactured and

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