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Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION BUCKET WHEEL EXCAVATOR
Type VABE 400

VOEST-ALPINE
Materials Handling G.m.b.H.&Co.KG P.O. Box 2 Alpinestraße 1 A-8740 Zeltweg AUSTRIA Phone: +433577755-Ext. Fax: + 43 3577 756 339 e-mail : vamh@sandvik.com

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General Technical Description of Mechanical & Structural Assemblies Technical Data Technical Specification of Electrical Equipment General Layout Drawing

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1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 General General Design Data Bucket wheel with Drive Undercarriage and Crawlers Superstructure and Turntable Bucketwheel Boom Discharge Boom Operator's Cabin, Control Desk and Transformers Power Transmission, Electric’s, Control General Bucketwheel with Drive Superstructure and Bucketwheel Boom Bucketwheel Boom Luffing Arrangement for Bucketwheel Boom Discharge Boom Conveying Line Crawlers and Undercarriage Lubrication Miscellaneous Power Supply Motors, Quantity and Rated Power: General Information Power Supply and Distribution Drives Power Transformer High-Voltage Switchgear Resistance Banks Low-Voltage Switchgear 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 23 23 23 25 28 28 29 29 30 32 34 35 37 37 38 38

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Local Devices Signalling System Operator's Cab Equipment Miscellaneous Equipment Lighting Communication Slipring Assembly Cables and Installation Material Automatic Control System General Arrangement Drawing

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VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Part 1 General BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 5 Revision: 0 .

bearings. A sketch of the bucket wheel excavator is attached in Part 5 (b) (c) (d) (e) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 6 Revision: 0 .VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 1.5 ton/m³ for power calculations). The machine will excavate copper ore at an theoretical capacity of 2000 lm³/h (3000 t/h) or 1450 m³/h (2200 t/h) effective rate (max. Automation is documented in sufficient detail for evaluation of the operational advantages of the offered features. The resulting peak capacity will be kept to a minimum. Particulars and feasibility of the above will be elaborated and agreed upon in Contract meetings. plummer blocks and slewing rings. brake actuators.1 (a) General The bucket wheel excavator will be used to unload copper ore from leaching pads discharging to a crawler mounted horizontal conveyor (supplied by others). The machine design includes automatic functions wherever possible / feasible. couplings. brakes. density = 1. It is our target that such standardisation cover the complete electrical equipment including motors. The equipment is designed to obtain the highest possible degree of standardisation and interchangeability with respect to the other equipment specified. The bucket wheel excavator will excavate the copper ore in piles of 7 m in height on a leach pad system.

the discharge conveyor. The BWE will be supplied with electric power by hook-up connection from the cable reel of the cable reel car running on the horizontal conveyor.0. (b) (c) (d) The entire machine will be easily accessible through staircases and walkways so that supervision and maintenance as well as necessary repairs can be easily executed. serving as the basis for structural design.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 1. the superstructure. All parts of the structure including platforms are to be provided with sufficient and effective drainage facilities. A wind velocity of 130 km/hour has been considered for the out-ofoperation load case. As a minimum the following design parameters will apply: Copper leach pad height Side slope Face slope Deep-cut below level Outreach of bucket wheel boom Length of discharge boom Grade ability in operation in transit 7m 60 -65 degrees 65 degrees .5 m 15 m 1:20 1:10 (f) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 7 Revision: 0 . the slewing assemblies. the counterweight boom and the complete electrical installation. (e) The maximum operational wind speed will be 72 km/hour.2 (a) General Design Data The BWE runs on crawlers. The height adjustment of the discharge boom will be designed to suit the transfer parameters of the horizontal conveyor and the following grasshoppers. Bucket wheel and discharge booms have separate slewing and luffing action.5 m 8. Transfer points will be designed in such a way that material transfer with minimised spillage will be ensured and plugging under normal conditions is prevented. Earthquake activity is considered for equipment design as far as applicable. It mainly consist of the complete undercarriage and travel gear. the luffing equipment. the bucket wheel boom with bucket wheel.

105 ° Lighting as specified in this specification for the bucket cutting area will be provided to permit adequate illumination during night operation. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 8 Revision: 0 .VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Average ground pressure based on operating weight Slewing range of superstructure related to undercarriage Slewing range of discharge boom related to superstructure (g) 100 kpa 360 ° +/.

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(b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 10 Revision: 0 . Considering the material properties. The drive of the bucket wheel will be effected by electric motor. The buckets will be designed with exchangeable cutting tools. The external rims of the bucket wheel body will be protected by exchangeable wear bars and the bucketwheel chute and ring chute by exchangeable wear places.4 motor momentum is exceeded. The bucket wheel ring chute will prevent preliminary discharge and undue spillage of the material and will cover a minimum part of about 1/3 of the full bucket wheel running circle from fill to discharge points of the buckets.1 (a) Bucket wheel with Drive The bucket wheel will be designed as a cell-less type with suitably connected shaft arrangement. The digging teeth are fastened to the buckets in a way which will permit easy and rapid replacement and which will not loosen during operation. The bucket wheel shaft will be supported by spherical roller bearings.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 2. gearbox arrangement. A safety coupling (a turbo coupling and an electric overload protector) will be provided between gearbox and motor to prevent overstrain of the bucket wheel gear and separate the flux of forces from the motor to the gear if 1. the peripheral speed at the cutting circle of the bucket wheel will not exceed 75 percent of the critical peripheral speed. The bucket design will provide for continuous cleaning of the buckets during wheel rotation.

(c) (d) (e) (f) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 11 Revision: 0 . The actual bearing surface of the crawler chain. The travel rollers are mounted in two wheel bogies to permit some flexibility and equal load distribution. The crawler drives will be protected against spillage by covers. The crawlers are to be equipped with a number of travel rollers in accordance with the load requirements and at chain support saddles in the upper part. For travelling on inclined surface. related to the operational machine mass.2 (a) Undercarriage and Crawlers The undercarriage of the BWE will be sufficiently strong and of rigid design. Each crawler is equipped with a drive arrangement. A turning radius of 10 m will not be exceeded. Dismantling of bogies and wear elements will be possible by simple means. The crawlers are equipped with a suitable take-up for the crawler chain. A ground clearance of at least 600 mm will be maintained. safe braking of the crawlers must be provided. (b) The tension device for the crawler chain will be dimensioned in such a way that in case of wear in the links of the crawler chain one link can be removed. Interlocking between the BWE and hopper car will ensure synchronised travel of the various equipment combinations. Lubrication of the crawlers will be effected by central lubrication and life-time lubrication. torsion free structures. Travel speed will be 8 m/min. The machine will be supported by a two-crawler travel arrangement. permits sufficient area contact to ensure that the specified permissible ground pressure of 120 kpa will not be exceeded. The crawler frames will be straight.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 2.

electric compartments and transformer. providing the support of the bucketwheel boom. Effective protection against contamination will be provided. The slewing gear drives will be equipped with a safety coupling or equivalent which stops all drives if inadmissible high lateral forces occur.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 2. The frame. The counterweight boom will have a rigid connection to the rear end of the turntable. A separate slewing arrangement for the discharge boom is arranged on top of the main turntable to permit independent movement of this unit. It will be of a torsion-strong design. (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 12 Revision: 0 . The control of the slewing drive will be via AC motor with VVVF control. It will consist of the structure. carrying the counterweight box. The slewing gear drives are mounted on the superstructure with pinions meshing into the gear rim mounted on the undercarriage. Free movement against the discharge is insured.3 (a) Superstructure and Turntable The superstructure will be of a strong plate design and rigidly stiffened. The turntable will be supported on the undercarriage by a slewing ring assembly. the transfer chute and the suspension for the discharge boom will be mounted to the front end of the turntable. The slewing drive will consist of two (2) independent drive units. The basic part will be the main turntable with firmly connected frame and counterweight boom. The slewing ring assembly will be designed for equipment life and suitable lubrication arrangement. The slewing speed will be indefinitely variable.

the bucketwheel drive and the chute arrangements at the front end of the boom are provided. The bucketwheel boom has a hydraulic luffing arrangement. The control of the devise will be from the operator’s cab. The transfer end of the conveyor will be provided with a sufficiently strong baffle plate in order to direct the material stream with minimum spillage to the discharge conveyor. Strong overflow guards will be provided along the bucket wheel boom conveyor. (b) (c) All chutes will be equipped with exchangeable wear plates. Flange couplings are used to connect pulleys to gearboxes. A primary and secondary scraper will be provided at the discharge pulley. A plough scraper will be installed in front of the return pulley. Mounting provisions for the bucketwheel. The boom is mounted by shaft connection and hinge bearings to the machine frame. (d) (e) (f) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 13 Revision: 0 . The conveyor will have suitable drive arrangements with fluid couplings and brakes or holdbacks. The drives will be preferably motor-gearbox arrangements mounted on a common base with torque arrester.4 (a) Bucketwheel Boom The bucketwheel boom will be of rigid design with suitable cross bracings to prevent torsioning. The hydraulic system is equipped with check valves or other suitable safety features to prevent a sudden drop of the boom in case of pressure loss or oil leakage.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 2. An electric driven conveyor belt aligner will be provided.

The receiving chute of the boom will be provided with an impact table. Safety features have to be provided to prevent the discharge boom from accidentally dropping. Transfer points are designed in such a way that plugging will be prevented under normal operating conditions. Slewing movement against the bucketwheel boom will be controlled by limit switches to avoid collision.5 (a) Discharge Boom The discharge boom will be supported by the discharge boom slewing arrangement. Flange couplings are used to connect the pulley to gear box output shaft. Sufficient tensioning distance will be ensured. Luffing will be by hydraulic cylinder. The conveyor will have suitable drive arrangements with fluid couplings and brakes. The discharge end of the conveyor will be provided with a sufficiently strong baffle plate in order to direct the material stream with minimum spillage to the following equipment. The control of the devise will be from the operator’s cab. Strong overflow guards will be provided along the discharge boom conveyor. The boom is designed as a torsion-strong steel structure. A primary and secondary scraper will be provided at the discharge pulley. An electric driven conveyor belt aligner will be provided. The drives are shaft mounted motor-gearbox arrangements on a common base with torque arrester. The chute will have exchangeable wear plates. (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 14 Revision: 0 . A plough scraper will be installed in front of the return pulley.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 2.

The transformers are placed on open platforms. Control Desk and Transformers The operator's cabin will be arranged in such a way that the operator has the best possible visibility over the entire machine. and ventilation. (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 15 Revision: 0 . The electric compartment containing the switchgear for the BWE is provided for on the counterweight boom. The cabin is equipped with air conditioning. Resistance sets are placed separately next to the switchgear house and are weatherprotected.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 2. Below the transformer. One operator will be able to operate the entire machine on his own. oil collecting troughs with syphons are to be provided. The cabin will be equipped with a suitable chair incorporating arm rests. The shelters will protect the transformers from being damaged by spillage. From the control desk it will be possible to control all activities of the bucketwheel excavator and the hopper/cable reel car when the beltwagon is not in use.6 (a) Operator's Cabin. Shelters are to be arranged above the transformers. The windows will be of tinted safety glass with windshield wipers and washers. The BWE will be controlled from the control desk of the machine. A compartment for he storage of spare / wear parts is provided in the vicinity of the electrical house. A slewing angle indicator for the height and position of the bucketwheel and an indicator monitoring the crawler travel direction (and the corresponding advance steps of a cut as well as the total covered distance) will be in the operator's cabin. Enough space will be provided to allow the operator free movement around the control desk. but the discharge boom is also controllable by remote and automated control from the beltwagon.

(b) (c) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 16 Revision: 0 . The room for the slipring is to be absolutely water proof. Control For the power transmission from the superstructure to the undercarriage a slipring arrangement is to be provided which permits a slewing movement of 360 degrees. dustproof and protected against vermin.7 (a) Power Transmission. For electrical interface. refer to Part 4: Technical Specification of electrical Equipment Electrical components are to be designed in accordance with the applicable international standards. Electric’s.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 2.

VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Part 3 Technical Data BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 17 Revision: 0 .

0. + 7 m .in operation . 12 m Theoretical capacity Leach pad height Deep-cut above level Side slope Face slope Travelling speed Minimum turning radius related to crawler outer edge Gradeability .1 General Type of bucketwheel excavator Compact Type Heavy Duty Version Effective capacity 1450 lm³/hr 2200 t/h 2000 lm³/hr 3000 t/h max.in transit Average ground pressure based on operation weight 1:20 1:10 120 kpa BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 18 Revision: 0 .VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 3.5 m 60 -65 degrees 65 degrees 8 m/min.

VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 3.maximum .Capacity of each motor .related to vertical plane Bucketwheel Shaft Type/design Material Bearings .minimum (maintenance) Bucket capacity (I1) Ring space capacity (I2) Rated bucket capacity (In) Rated output at the above number of bucket discharges with buckets filled 100% Max.6 rpm approx 0.880 lm³/h 171 N/cm² 8 degrees 0 degrees Squirrel cage 1 110 kW 1500 rpm BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 19 Revision: 0 .nominal (Nn) Rated Speed hollow shaft 42CrMo4V spherical roller bearing grease-central lubrication cell-less 5.400 m³ 1.Type .Type/Number .Lubrication Bucket Wheel Drive Motors .325 m³ 0.2 Bucketwheel with Drive Bucketwheel Type of bucketwheel Diameter (related to cutting circle) Number of buckets Discharges per minute high speed Cutting speed Revolutions per minute .150 m³ 0.Number .related to horizontal plane .6 m 10 66 per min 1. Cutting force Tilt of bucketwheel .94 m/sec 6.3 rpm 0.

4 -fold Chutes Inclination of chutes Type of wear protection .5 -fold electronic / PLC 1.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Bucketwheel Reduction Unit Type Number Number of oil pumps planetary gear 1 1 Overload Safety Device Mechanical Type Overload Electrical Type Overload fluid coupling 1.Thickness for ring chute .Thickness for fixed chute 55-60 degrees high resistant wear plates 16 mm 12 mm BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 20 Revision: 0 .

in operating . cylindrical rollers Slewing Drive Units Number of slewing drives Type of slewing drive Type of motors Voltage Rated power of each motor Pinions per unit Type of safety clutch Overload factor Type of brake Number of brakes on each slewing drive Acceleration in operation Deceleration .05 m/sec² 0.Material specification Fastening .Quantity .05 m/sec² 0.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 3.with superstructure .with undercarriage Type of sealing Lubrication Type of rolls for slewing race infinite 36 m/min slew bearing 42CrMo4V bolted bolted V-type grease.Location double shoe brake 2 slew drive 2 frequency controlled electrical 400 V 11 kW 1 magnetically 1.3 Superstructure and Bucketwheel Boom Main Slewing Assembly Slewing angle of superstructure to undercarriage Maximum slewing speed related to centre of bucketwheel Type of slew bearing . central lubr.3 double shoe brake 2 0.15 m/sec² BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 21 Revision: 0 .at emergency stop Safety Devices Type of gripping device .

electrical 2 x 11 kW planetary gear oil brake motor BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 22 Revision: 0 .Lubrication Type of brake +/.Type of sealing . central lubr.Material specification .105 degrees 15 m/min slew bearing 42CrMo4V V-type grease.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Slewing Assembly for Discharge Boom Slewing angle of discharge boom related to the superstructure Slewing speed related to centre of discharge pulley Type of slewing race .Lubrication Type of slewing drive Power of slewing drive Type of slewing gear .

6 m 3.Maximum pressure Type of luffing drive Power of luffing drive 1 220 bar 280 bar hydraulical 45 kW 3.raising . 17 m 7.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 3.in highest position .2 m BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 23 Revision: 0 .4 Bucketwheel Boom Length of system from slewing centre to centre of bucketwheel Conveying angle .Operating pressure .lowering 8500 mm +18 degrees -15 degrees approx.6 Discharge Boom Dimensions Length in horizontal position from the slewing centre to the centre of material discharge Length from centre of drive pulley to centre of discharge pulley Height of centre discharge pulley related to travelling level . 5 m/min 3. 5 m/min approx.in lowest position Adjusting speed.5 Luffing Arrangement for Bucketwheel Boom Number of hydraulic cylinders Pressure of each cylinder . related to centre of bucketwheel .in highest position .in lowest position 16 m approx.

maximum + 12 degrees .VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Conveying angle.5 degrees 3 m/min Lifting and lowering speed of discharge boom Luffing Arrangement Number of hydraulic cylinders Pressure of each cylinder Operating pressure Type of luffing drive Power of luffing drive 180 bar 250 bar hydraulical 45 kW ( same as BW hoist ) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 24 Revision: 0 .

8 Conveying Line Bucketwheel Boom Belt speed Belt width Troughing angle .Lower belt Length measured from centre of return (take-up) pulley to centre of discharge pulley . 20 mm (3/4”) min. lagging) Face width of pulley Type of lagging Thickness of lagging Drive pulley Tail pulley Type of bearing Make of drive Type of drive Number of drives Drive power Type of brakes Type of take-up Take-up length Type of carrying idlers Number of idlers per set Spacing of idler sets Diameter Type of bearing Type of sealing 4.minimum . 1200 mm 127 mm ball bearing labyrinth + V-type BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 25 Revision: 0 .Upper belt . 1450 mm herringbone rubber min.500 mm 100 mm 2 630 mm min.2 m/sec (820 fpm) 1200 mm (48”) 35 degrees 15 degrees 10.maximum Belt clearance to steel structure on each side Number of pulleys Diameter of pulley (wo.000 mm 10.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 3. 15 mm (~1/2”) spherical roller bearing electrical via gear box 1 75 kW double shoe brake hydraulic cylinder 500 mm 3-roller garlands 3 max.

maximum Belt clearance on each side Number of pulleys 4.minimum .Return belt Length of discharge boom between pulley centres . 380 mm 152 mm ball bearing labyrinth + V-ring 1 primary belt scraper 1 secondary belt scraper 1 plough scraper Bucket wheel chute Type of wear protection Thickness of wear protection wear resistant steel plates 12 mm Discharge Boom Belt speed Belt width Troughing angle .5 m 100 mm 2 BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 26 Revision: 0 .2 m/sec (820 fpm) 1200 mm (48”) 35 degrees 15 degrees 16 m 16.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Type of return idlers Number of idlers per set Spacing of idlers sets Diameter of idler tube Type of bearing Type of sealing Type of impact idlers Number of idlers per set Troughing Number of idler sets at transfer point Spacing of idler sets Diameter of idler tube Type of bearing Type of sealing Type and number of belt cleaners 2-roller garlands 2 max. 3000 mm 127 mm ball bearing labyrinth + V-ring garlands 3 35 degrees 8 max.Carrying belt .

VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Diameter of pulley (wo. 20 mm (3/4”) min. 1200 mm 127 mm ball bearing labyrinth + V-ring 2 max.) ball bearing labyrinth + V-ring 1 belt scrapers 1 plough scraper BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 27 Revision: 0 . 15 mm (1/2”) spherical roller bearing electrical via gear box 400 V 1 double shoe brake 75 kW hydraulic cylinder 500 mm max. 1450 mm herringbone rubber min. lagging) Face width of pulley Type of lining Thickness of lining Drive pulley Tail pulley Type of bearing Type of drive Voltage Number of drives Type of brakes Drive power Type of take-up Take-up length Spacing of idler sets Diameter of idler tube Type of bearing Type of sealing Type of return idlers Number of idlers per set Spacing of idlers sets Diameter of idler tube Type of bearing Type of sealing Type of impact idlers Number of idlers per set Troughing Number of idler sets at transfer point Spacing of idler sets Diameter of idler tube Type of bearing Type of sealing Type of belt cleaners 630 mm min. 3000 mm 127 mm ball bearing labyrinth + V-type garlands 3 35 degrees 8 400 mm 159 mm (6 in.

4 m² 8 grease-central lubr.Number of grease pumps .VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Number of belt cleaners Angle of chute walls Type of wear protection Thickness of wear protection 2 55 – 60 degrees wear resistance plates 16 mm 3.980 mm 300 mm 1. 108 BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 28 Revision: 0 .9 Crawlers and Undercarriage Number of crawlers Track gauge Type of support Ground clearance Average ground pressure at service weight Length of crawler measured from centre of drive tumbler to centre of return tumbler Take-up distance Width of crawler plate Load bearing surface Number of track wheels per crawler Lubrication Number of drives per crawler Drive power per crawler 2 6000 mm 4-point 500 mm 120 kpa 5. 2 45 kW 3.700 mm 20.Number of points of lubrication dual line system platform 2 appr.10 Lubrication Automatic grease lubrication -Type -Location .

minimum Stairs .Motor voltage LV .Type of flooring .12 Power Supply Power supply from: Supply voltage HV .16 kV 4.16 kV 400 V 24 V 230 V 50 Hz BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 29 Revision: 0 .VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 3.Motor voltage Control voltage Lighting voltage Frequency 4. minimum grating 500 mm grating 500 mm 3.Inside width.Inside width.Type of flooring .11 Miscellaneous Walkways .

13 Motors.Travelling gears .7 2 7 lighting.Air Conditioning . 450 KW 255 KW *Average Estimated Consumption = Average Load X Duty Cycle (% of time) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 30 Revision: 0 .Bucketwheel boom Slewing drive Hoisting unit (Hydraulic Power Pack) Conveyor belt .oil pump .. fans.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 3.Grease pumps .. appr.Discharge boom Slewing drive Hoisting unit Conveyor belt 2 1 1 11 45 75 13 15 62 electrically hydraulically (same as BW Hoist) 1 75 62 Others .Bucketwheel drive Bucket Wheel Gear . 1 5 3 Total Installed Power Average Power Consumption appr.2 Average Consumption each (KW) 15 72 2 . Quantity and Rated Power: Qty Installed Power (KW) (each) 2 1 1 45 110 2.Others 2 0.

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+35° C 900 m Altitude: 4. +0° C outdoor max.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4. manufacture and testing of the electrical equipment will be in accordance with the international codes and standards BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 32 Revision: 0 .1.1 4.1.1 General Information Operation Conditions Ambient Temperature min.2 Standards Design.

VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4. 3-phase 400 V..3 General Data of Electrical Equipment Supply voltage: Frequency: Allowable range of rated voltage: Motor voltage: 4.400 V Main distribution network ungrounded.400 V Auxiliary network B ungrounded. 3-phase 24 V.4.16 kV-Network ungrounded. DC 24 V.16 kV.16 kV. 1-phase 24 V.1. DC Control voltage. with ear-leakage monitoring .230/400 V Auxiliary network A grounded neutral BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 33 Revision: 0 . 3-phase 50 Hz ±10% 4. general: PLC voltage: Indications lamp voltage: Grounding: . with earth-leakage monitoring located in substation of the open pit mine . with earth-leakage monitoring .

etc.auxiliary network B will be provided. The auxiliary network B will comprise the consumers which are necessary for repair purposes. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 34 Revision: 0 . In case of necessity.2 Power Supply and Distribution The 4.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4.auxiliary network A . main control and monitoring voltages.main distribution network . but not drives) which will remain powered after emergency-off.16 kV-power supply and switchgear can be isolated by switching-off the 4. For the power distribution on the BWE a . The auxiliary network A will comprise all the consumers (such as lighting.16 kVLoadbreak switch on the cable reel car.16 kV-Switchgear in the superstructure E-House. The 4.16 kV power supply of the BWE will come from the belonging belt wagon or directly from the cable reel car via the cable loop at the discharge boom to the 4. these consumers can be disconnected. such as cranes and oil pumps. heating.

In this case. The actual speed values are measured by one tacho-generator. the slipring motors will be started by time-delayed gradual variation of the rotor resistance. when the according conveyor system is running. Motors. all other feeding conveyors will be cut out immediately.C. the interlocking can be by-passed in the main operator's cabin by means of an unlocking switch. that they allow being started in a segment only in a sense reverse to the direction of conveyance. The superstructure slew drive will be furnished with A. Unintentional starts of drives after power voltage failure and recovered is prevented by suitable design of the control system. The motors are parallel-connected and fed by a frequency converter. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 35 Revision: 0 . which is attached to one motor. the conveyors 1 and 2 are electrically interlocked among each other and with the associated conveyor route. Oil pump and grease pumps will be started in accordance with the main drives. Should anyone of these drives fail. This will be indicated by a signal-lamp on the operator's cabin. All squirrel cage rotor motors will be started directly. The main breaker will be opened with time lag with regard on the slew converter (also be emergency-off). slew and travel and only then will the bucket wheel drive be connected. hoist. For transportation of the excavator. In addition. This list also contains information about the control details as well as associated brake thrustors.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4. an interlocking will be provided for normal operation to allow connection of the excavator drives.3 Drives The drive motors with their data are specified in the motor list. the drives cannot be started from operator's cabin. The drives of bucket wheel. In case of locally switch-on the conveyors by means of interlocking release. the bucket wheel drive cannot be started. The starting of the conveyor route from the operator's cabin is only possible.

The heater for the bucket wheel drive gear will be interlocked with the oil pump. . The thermostat-controlled heaters will remain in operation.Insulation monitoring.C. . . .Speed monitoring devices for some drives.Short circuit and overload protection. The heater will be disconnected in case the oil pump is disconnected. A.Slip monitoring device and Belt deviation monitoring for conveyor drives. motors will be employed for the slewing drive.Overcurrent monitoring.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 The following protection and monitoring equipment will be provided: . BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 36 Revision: 0 . The slewing speeds will be controlled according to the function of l/cos alpha in the automatic mode.

The transformer tank will be of a welded plate design and resistant to pressure.fused load break switch with motor drive and under voltage trip (switched off in case of emergency-off) . Cable Terminal Boxes will be of protection IP 54.4 Power Transformer The bucket wheel excavator will be equipped with a vibration-proof power transformer suitable for vibration and inclination applications.W.Motor feeder for bucket wheel main drive consisting of a . The power capacitors will be anti-vibration and suitable for outdoor operation.W. Voltage tap-changing be of off-load type. motor so that it is switched on and off by the stator contactor together with the B. Voltage Tap-changing will be provided in variation of the voltage tap changer: ±2. 4. located locally The power capacitor will be parallel connected with the B. The reactive power of the capacitors will be approximately 90% of the no-load reactive power consumption of the motor. ±5%. Bushing insulators and port insulators will be outdoor types of the relevant voltage class.5%.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 37 Revision: 0 . motor. Oil conservator with oil level gauge and air dryer (silicagel filling) will be provided as well as thermometer pocket and drainage valve.Transformer feeder consisting of a fused load-break switch . Supply of the transformer will include the first oil filling.Contactor .Power capacitor for compensation of lower factor.5 High-Voltage Switchgear A high-voltage switchgear will be provided in the superstructure E-House with a .Current transformers with overload relay and ammeter .

proximity switches.7 Low-Voltage Switchgear A low-voltage switchgear will be provided consisting of different cubicles with circuit breakers. Signals from central control station to BWE: . 4. PLC. contactors. auxiliary relays.BWE out of operation. conveyor.Stop excavation.BWE malfunction. . (1) Signals from BWE to the central control station: . . 4. The control signals between BWE and central control station will be transmitted via the nearest belt conveyor control substation (switch station at head drive station). shaft encoders etc. instruments etc.. . special relays.BWE in operation.Running signal. .Ready for operation.6 Resistance Banks The resistance banks consist of cast iron elements or wire grids enclosed in standard sheet metal boxes in protection class IP 12. . (2) BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 38 Revision: 0 . 4.9 Signalling System A signalling system will be provided for transmitting all required information concerning malfunction and operating conditions of the machine.Ready for operation.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4.8 Local Devices The safety-and limit-switches and the supervising devices are compiled in the list of local control devices as well as by-pass switches. details are shown on the single line diagrams. All detected malfunctions and operating conditions will be displayed on a monitor in the operator's cab as single or collective indication.

Oil pressure supervision .Ground connection . lubricating system malfunction relays. etc. will be provided. The required special relays of proximity switches.Safety limit switch . with all necessary components. remote I/O adapters for remote I/O in operator's cab and/or control rooms. the following indications are envisaged: . comparisation. special cables. data manipulation etc. counting.Control voltage on/off . The PLC will be provided with required power source and battery back-up to maintain memory contents during power loss.Fuse supervision (conveyor route) . selsyn indication units.Operational limit switch . inclination monitoring devices.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Among others. The PLC will perform all necessary operations as timing. will be provided.Circuit breaker on/off .Wind warning The rest indications are mentioned in the list of local control devices. A PLC (Programmable controller) for control and processing of annunciation signals. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 39 Revision: 0 . ground fault relays. I/O racks. interface.Emergency stop . arithmetic operations.

and Instrument Panels 1 Monitor panel. Further controls are: • • • • • • • • 1 Interlock release switch 1 Key switch for control voltage 1 Push button for warning signal 1 Emergency stop button 1 Switch for air conditioning 1 Switch for lighting 1 Microphone Operating devices for communication equipment Indication.crawler position • .wind speed • 1 Voltmeter for 6 kV • 1 Ammeter for bucket wheel drive • 1 Clock • 1 Loudspeaker for communication equipment BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 40 Revision: 0 .total distance travelled • . containing: • 1 Monitor • also for indications of • .slew speed • .hoist position • .VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4.step advance • . containing: Control and master control-switches for the drives of the excavator.slew position • .10 Operator's Cab Equipment Operator's Desks 1 Control desk for operator's cabin. consisting of left and right side panel and driver's chair.

for adequate illumination of the cab and E-house and collector ring room. including intake filter and accessories. ballasts. such as thermostats. Several plastic fittings for fluorescent lamps. wind pressure at 80 kg/m² with equipment at standstill). Miscellaneous emergency stop buttons with red mushroom-type button. heavy iron-clad design. as required for adequate illumination of the walkways. cab. starter. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 41 Revision: 0 . starter etc.. electrical room. Several lighting fixtures with fluorescent lamps. welding equipment and tools. such as switches. suitable for outdoor installation. Miscellaneous power plugging devices for connecting of vulcanising equipment. Required heating elements for gearing. etc. Among other the following items will be provided: Lever-type limit switches. including the necessary accessories.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4. complete with glass well. to be unlatched by turning. max. switches etc. Anemometer indicating wind velocity. Inclination measuring device. Air-conditioning units for the cab. complete with reflector. to be distributed over the machines. workshops. make: Lamprecht or equal. stop is effected when the maximum wind pressure persists for a period in excess of 6 seconds. heavy duty design. push-buttons Several signal horns for outdoor installation. stairways. also for illuminating of the BWE digging area of the bucket wheel. Miscellaneous items for lighting and heating circuits. suitable for outdoor use. 20kg/m². anemometer transducer with heating. Several high-power floodlights. with indication in the operator's cab. reflector. also for start-up alarm. alarm and stop at inclinations of 1:10 (change of location) and 1:20 (operation). ballasts. with alarm and stop at max.11 Miscellaneous Equipment The main items are specified in the list of local control devices. wind velocities (visible and audible alarm at a wind pressure of approx. type of enclosure IP 56.

Proximity limit switches for speed control and position limitation. Boom hoist height indicators mounted at pivot points. D. BWE travel indication. indicating the travel distances and advance steps of the cuts and the total covered distances. Belt alignment switches. 2 per conveyor and for cable tension monitoring of cable to other machine. including necessary ropes and accessories. indication in operator's cab. Amp.. All necessary control valves. approx. Magnetic powder couplings for BWE superstructure slew drive. 24 V.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Several fans and filters for the electrical room. DC (for hydraulic systems) Pull cord switches.C. indication in operator's cab. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 42 Revision: 0 . Slewing angle indicator with accessories for BWE slew drive. with indication of height from the ground to the bottom of bucket wheel. 60 v. indication in operator's cab.

All cables running between the superstructure and substructure are connected to the rings and brush holders of this slipring assembly. 4. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 43 Revision: 0 .VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4. platforms and stairs etc. Quick ignition floodlights will be used for illumination of the boom and crawler areas. so that safety conditions will be guaranteed for operations and inspections.12 Lighting Outdoor lighting will be divided into general and operational lighting. etc. 4.One loudspeaker calling system .14 Slipring Assembly A slipring assembly will be provided in the slewing centre of the BWE.Space will be reserved for radio communication system between BWE and central control station..13 Communication The following communication equipment will be provided for the BWE: . The E-house and operator's cab will be equipped with lighting installations according to the respective illumination requirements. The operational lighting will be provided for the important working areas.Telephone systems for internal communications . The general lighting will only be provided for the walkways. such as on the surface areas around the machine and the belt conveyor transfer point.

Control cables will also be rubber sheathed flexible cable with a conductor cross Part of at least 2. For LV power transmission rubber sheathed flexible cable will be used.15 Cables and Installation Material Cables 4.16 Automatic Control System An automatic control system will be provided for a) Automatic operation Consisting of automatic control of bucket wheel main drive. cable shoes. switches for lighting and heating. 4.5mm² as well as special cable. also shielded cables. conduits. main drive motor. hydraulic pump. cable grips. cable trays. will be provided. Installation Material Fastenings and small installation material including terminal boxes.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 4. slew drive frequency converter. conveyor drives.16 kV power cables type NTSCgEwöu will be used for the infeeding primary side of power transformer and B. Automatically adjusting of bucket wheel height Automatic control system of slewing angle Automatic control of slewing speed Automatic cutting depth control b) c) d) e) The detail principles of the automatic height adjustment and slewing angle control are as follows: BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 44 Revision: 0 . grease pumps. oil pumps.W.

The determined angle value can be corrected digitally in order to fix the grade level as zero reference for the boom lift. The angle obtained is recorded in order to represent the slewing angle alpha T and alpha S as defined. When a predetermined pre-stop position is reached. Setpoint adjustment can be effected by making the first slewing pass through the slice by manual control. The boom movement will then stop when the stored set point values are reached. Automatic Slewing Angle Control System The wheel boom slewing angle relative to the crawler is determined digitally with an absolute angle coder or similar device. Signal lamps indicate when the pre-stop position is reached. and the slewing mechanism is stopped when the setpoint stop position is reached. The angle value is converted to elevation values which indicate the difference in elevation between the lowest peripheral point of the bucket wheel and grade level. BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 45 Revision: 0 . The zero point can be adjusted digitally within reasonable limits.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Automation of Wheel Height Adjustment The wheel boom luffing angle relative to the excavator superstructure is determined digitally with a shaft encoder. The actual limiting slewing angle values are used as setpoint input by pressing a key when the slewing mechanism is at a standstill. The desired luffing height is adjusting by hand on a digital setpoint station. The momentary slewing angle is indicated. the slewing speed is reduced.

VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 Part 5 General Layout Drawing BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 46 Revision: 1 .

No.33951.000 A BucketWheelExcavator-VABE-400-Typical-TechnDescription-Rev0 30/10/2006 Page 47 Revision: 1 . 415. General Arrangement Drawing Dwg.VAMH Technical Specification Bucket Wheel Excavator VABE 400 5.

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