By Reinhard Neuper,vice president of product development, Kopex Machinery S.A.

This presentation discusses the basic functionality of the automated longwall systems offered by the Kopex Group. Based on the experience at the Pniówek mine’s Wall C1, which is about 1.45-m thick, at the depth of 1,000 m. The discussion will cover the control system options of electrical equipment, AFCs, powered roof supports with electrohydraulic control system and SCADA. The KSW-460NE1 shearer offers web mapping as an internal function of the control system for the shearers and the capability of direct control from the overriding control system.