Modular System Configuration for flexible Shearer Loader Control

CAN Bus Modules in heavy-duty Mining Machinery

Located in Bochum/Germany the company Eickhoff stands for innovation in heavy-duty machinery construction whether wind turbine gear technology, cast parts or shearer loader for mining purposes. Since the year 2000 the CAN bus is used for development and commissioning of shearer loaders. Since that time in all SL series shearer loaders various CAN IO modules and CAN interfaces supplied by the system house esd electronic system design from Hannover provide a good scalability of the machine control system. Recent development projects including EtherCAN/2 modules shall extend the remote diagnostic features down to the CAN layer.

Shearer loader SL 500 from Eickhoff in underground mining