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first_imgAmpcontrol’s AUK1000 advanced multi-function gate end box is certified for use in underground coal mines across Europe, Turkey and India. It was recently commissioned onsite at Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery in Jharkhand, India. Ampcontrol was contracted to design, manufacture and deliver a central motor control unit that could operate up to four conveyor belts from a single station with full digital display and control. The unit was commissioned onsite and 14 local service engineers were trained in both the theoretical and practical application of the equipment.TATA Steel is India’s largest steel producer with multiple plants located across the globe. They have multiple underground and open cut mines in India including Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery. To support the efficiency of their operation, Ampcontrol was contracted to design, manufacture and deliver a central motor control unit that could operate up to four conveyor belts from a single station with full digital display and control. To achieve this, an AUK1000 4 drive of 550V with individual outlet control and visible earthing was supplied from Ampcontrol’s UK operation.Ampcontrol reports successful commissioning and testing of the equipment, with theoretical and onsite training supplied to 14 local service engineers as part of the project. The unit enabled real time monitoring of Earth Leakage current through the HMI and reduced the number of operators from 4 to 1 with sequenced operation via the single AUK1000 unit. The project was met with highly positive feedback from the customer. Design elements include the FLP Auxiliary Chamber being able to be rotated 180 degrees to enable ease of installation of auxiliary cables. “The AUK1000 is the advanced multi-function technology base for Ampcontrol’s power distribution solutions. Its primary role is the reliable control, monitoring and protection of electricallydriven plant and machinery in hazardous underground mining. It offers advanced safety, productivity and maintenance features as well as a durable flameproof enclosure.”last_img

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