As mining goes deeper to meet the ever-increasing demands, miners need safe and reliable equipment designed to handle the demanding conditions. Recognizing that no two underground mining operations are the same, our team extends tailored solutions customized for your applications.
In Room & Pillar operations, Continuous Miners lead the way — and Gainwell Continuous Miners are up to the challenge. With best-in-class installed power, these can cut through even the hardest coal with a wide range of sizes that allow them to work in seams of any height. With precise cutting depths and serviceability upgrades, these machines are designed to handle the stress of challenging applications.
Room & Pillar operations require flexible, maneuverable haulage products to keep coal moving smoothly and quickly from the Continuous Miner. To meet this need, Gainwell offers a line of high-capacity, highly reliable and efficient Face Haulers. With both battery and diesel-powered vehicles, there’s a Gainwell Face Hauler for every mine during any stage of life.
Coal rarely comes off the face at the right size and shape to be sent to the surface. That’s where the feeder breaker comes in making sure coal is broken down to size before it gets fed to the belt system. Gainwell Feeder Breakers can be tailored to meet any requirement for breaking and sizing. With high capacity and heavy-duty frame construction, these machines are a good fit for any mine.
Whether it’s removing overburden, transporting equipment or grading a road, it takes a dedicated set of utility vehicles to meet the miscellaneous needs of a mine. Gainwell Scoops have the flexibility, power and durability to meet these challenges. With a cab and control system designed specifically to access low-seam operations, Gainwell Load Haul Dump vehicles set the bar in the sub-10 market, without sacrificing operator comfort or safety.
Production machines are essential in Room & Pillar operations - cutting coal and moving it out of the mine for processing. But it’s the Roof Bolter that makes it possible for these machines to perform. Using a series of powerful bolts, these machines create self-supporting roofs for Room & Pillar mining operations.
The Gainwell HWM offers a safe and innovative method for extracting coal from exposed seams in a multitude of applications. It is safer than traditional underground mining, as it sends no one underground, and it works economically with a small crew and very little support equipment. It is versatile in its mobility and application and produces large quantities of coal at inherent ash levels.