EL1000

EL1000 Longwall Shearer

EL1000 Longwall Shearer

DESCRIPTION

The Cat EL1000 features a robust, modular design, designed for top productivity, enhanced safety and the best reliability in the industry. Using high cutting and haulage power, this compact powerhouse makes maximum impact in low and medium coal seams. Equipped with a state-of-the-art automation, it delivers efficient cycle times and cutting consistency with face alignment and horizon control.

Higher Productivity for the Long Run

Coal panels and face lengths are increasing – the average seam height is not. Maximizing productivity levels as the seam height diminishes requires the optimization of cutting power, haulage power, reliability, ease of maintenance and operator ergonomics. Enhanced safety features that address the challenges of mining lower seams also need to be provided. As the boundary conditions for longwall operations evolve Caterpillar continuously develops solutions that will safely maintain or boost your productivity. For low seam shearer applications the most compact Cat solution yet will be there to deliver the results you expect: the new Cat EL1000. This latest addition to the successful range of Cat longwall shearers will cover seam heights from 63 to 126 inches (1.6 to 3.2 meters).

Meeting Tomorrow's Production Targets in Low & Medium Seams

The EL1000 shearer completes Caterpillar's range of shearers for maximum productivity now in seams from 1.6 to 7 meters.

The Essence and More in Shearing Proficiency

A compact powerhouse for high productivity the EL1000 shearer makes maximum impact in low and medium seams:

  • Cutting power: 1600 hp (2 x 500 kW)
  • Haulage power: 2 x 134 hp (2 x 100 kW)
  • Covering seam heights from 63 – 126 in (1.6 – 3.20 m)

Designed and Tested for Long Life

The EL1000 shearer has a unique one-piece mainframe that not only protects all the modular components but also enables selective overhaul and modular unit exchange for the most efficient maintenance in the industry. Component life, serviceability, durability and ease of operation – these parameters have all been validated by our own shearer test center in Germany.

Just Watch Production Levels Rising

The EL1000 shearer operation, production levels and component condition can be monitored on site and from the surface. The extremely powerful PMC® Evo-S control system offers enhanced automation and communication featuring state-of-the-art Ethernet communication. In consistent geological conditions the EL1000 can be operated in automated mode, keeping your personnel and productivity in the “safe zone”.

Reduced Maintenance Times / Enhanced Safety

The new innovative two-piece trapping shoe design, with separate structural and wear elements, significantly reduces the weight to be handled during replacement from more than 500 kg (1,102 lb) for the typical trapping shoe to less than 50 kg (110 lb) per insert. This greatly improves the safety of performing the task itself while reducing the time required to complete it. Greater flexibility is another advantage. Because the weight to be handled is so much lower, change-out can be performed anywhere along the face since heavy lifting equipment, typically located only at the gate ends, is not required. The result: ease of handling and greater safety.

More Cutting Time

Reliability and quality of manufacturing are the basis of every Cat® shearer success story. Good design and service will extend that reliability even more. The worldwide Cat dealer network – always close to your operations – is your quick link to professional service and original parts.

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Standard Equipment

Optional Equipment

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
EL1000 Longwall Shearer
Name:
EL1000
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Specifications

Seam Range
1.6-3.9 m (63-156 in)
Haulage Power
2 × 100 kW @ 50 Hz (2 × 134 hp @ 60 Hz)
Cutting Power
2 × 500 kW @ 50 Hz (2 × 805 hp @ 60 Hz)
Typical Machine Length
46.16 ft / 14 m
Haulage System
2 × 85 kW (2 × 115 hp)
Installed Power
1897 HP / 1200 kW

Machine @ 50 Hz

Seam Range
1.6-3.9 m (63-154 in)
Typical Machine Length - Drum Centers
45.25 ft / 13780 mm
Installed Power
1230 kW (1,649 hp)
Available Cutting Power
2 × 500 kW (2 × 671 hp)
Cutting Drum Diameter
1500 to 2000 mm (59 to 79 in)
Cutting Drum Speed
33.5, 38.8 and 43.8 rpm
Haulage Control
AC inverter drive
Haulage Speed
Up to 29.5 m/min (Up to 97 ft/min)
Haulage Pull
Up to 622.3 kN (Up to 62.5 tons)
Pump Motor
40.2 HP / 30 kW
Body Height
21.6 in / 550 mm
Machine Weight - Approximate
66 ton (US) / 60 t
Operating Voltage
3300 V / 3300 V
Minimum Pan Width
32.7 in / 832 mm
Haulage Power
2 × 100 kW (2 × 134 hp)

Machine @ 60 Hz

Seam Range
1.6-4.0 m (63-156 in)
Typical Machine Length - Drum Centers
45.25 ft / 13780 mm
Installed Power
1435 kW (1,924 hp)
Available Cutting Power
2 × 600 kW (2 × 805 hp)
Cutting Drum Diameter
1550 to 2007 mm (61 to 79 in)
Cutting Drum Speed
40.2, 46.6 and 52.5 rpm
Haulage Control
AC inverter drive
Haulage Speed
Up to 29.5 m/min (Up to 97 ft/min)
Haulage Pull
Up to 697 kN (Up to 70 tons)
Pump Motor
48 HP / 36 kW
Body Height
21.6 in / 550 mm
Machine Weight - Approximate
66 ton (US) / 60 t
Operating Voltage
4160 V / 4160 V
Minimum Pan Width
32.7 in / 832 mm
Haulage Power
2 × 100 kW (2 × 134 hp)

Ranging Arm

RA560 (6)
Robust cowl drive mechanism (optional)
RA560 (2)
Integral monitoring transducers
RA560 (5)
Separate oil compartments for high speed and planetary section (optimal cooling and lubrication)
RA560 (1)
Reconfigurable gear cassettes for adaptation of drum speeds
RA560 (4)
High-speed gears and idlers rated for 560 kW at 50 Hz (900 hp at 60 Hz), hub rated for 750 kW at 50 Hz (1,200 hp at 60 Hz).
RA560 (3)
Quillshaft transmission protection
RA560 (7)
Vibration monitoring (optional)

Haulage Unit - HU100

Type (4)
Closed loop control for accurate load-sharing and increased service life of rackbar and sprocket
Type (6)
Oil temperature monitoring
Type (7)
Quill shaft transmission protection
Type (1)
Transmission reduction of 132.6:1
Type (2)
Absolute encoder for accurate machine position detection (no reset devices at gate ends needed)
Type (5)
Haulage unit accepts hydraulic motor for installation and face recovery
Type (3)
Fast oil drain functionality
Type (9)
Vibration monitoring (optional)
Type (8)
Machine parking brake (optional)

Downdrive - DD100

Type (1)
Configurations for direct and indirect drives
Type (5)
Suitable for all rack type systems
Type (3)
Removable modular top drive wheel assembly (top cover allows easy and quick inspections)
Type (4)
Trapping shoe with replaceable wear inserts (for indirect drives)
Type (6)
Reconfigurable downdrive and shoe posts for different pan widths or seam heights
Type (2)
Fully removable, modular gearbox

Powerpack - PP2

Type (5)
For use with ISO 68 hydraulic oils
Type (3)
Robust hydraulic reservoir of 140 L (37 gal) capacity
Type (6)
Available with 6 section valve bank
Type (1)
Single powerpack with less parts to fail and less tasks for quick and easy maintenance
Type (7)
Reliable low-voltage pump motor rating of 30 kW @ 50 Hz (48 hp @ 60 Hz)
Type (2)
Fixed displacement pump with two options
Type (4)
Integral monitoring transducers (oil level and temperature)
Type (8)
Optional boost valve for accelerated gate end operations (recommended for cowls)

Mainframe - MF1

Type (4)
Modular design enabling for selective overhauls
Type (3)
Split mainframe available in case of transportation limitations
Type (5)
Spray boom retrofittable
Type (1)
High structural integrity and absorption of all cutting and haulage forces, providing maximum protection for all major units
Type (2)
Maximum protection of electrical boxes, providing the highest level of flameproof integrity, protects gearboxes against torsion
Type (6)
Mainframe adds additional weight to cope with the most challenging cutting conditions

Electrical Control Box - ECB2

Type (6)
Containing cutter motor contactors, circuit breakers, control transformer, current monitoring, HV fuses, earth leakage and visible disconnect
Type (3)
Internal chassis can be ‘bench built,’ tested and stored
Type (1)
Flameproof module containing the majority of the electrical control and power distribution components
Type (2)
High current carrying capacity of 400 amps; accommodation of trailing cables up to 120 mm² (4/0 AWG)
Type (4)
LV circuit breakers resettable through FLP cover (reduced downtime)
Type (5)
Powerful PMC Evo-S control system with state-of-the-art Ethernet communication

Haulage Transformer Box - HTB2

Type
Flameproof module containing the main 253 kVA haulage transformer, power supplies, auxiliary transformer, drive system circuit breaker, hydraulic pump motor, and a 250 kW (335 hp) 600V AC inverter drive with integrated regenerative breaking.

Electrical Material

Type (1)
This model of shearer is available with headlights, cameras, methane monitoring, end displays and audible alarms.
Type (2)
All electrical material is designed and certified to IEC standards and also complies with other regional and national standards, such as MSHA, GOST, MA, ATEX and DGMS, as well as Australia’s New South Wales and Queensland regulations.

Hydraulic Material

Type (2)
The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN 20066.
Type (1)
All Cat hose assemblies are designed according to ISO 6805 and proof tested according to EN ISO 1402.
Type (3)
Hose selection and routing per industry standard best practices (including MDG41, ISO 17165-2 and SAE J1273)
Type (4)
Cat hoses are aligned with the standards of MSHA, DGMS and MA

Water Circuit Material

Type (5)
Stainless steel fittings (optional)
Type (4)
Cat hoses are aligned with the standards of MSHA, DGMS and MA
Type (1)
All Cat hose assemblies are designed according to ISO 6805 and proof tested according to EN ISO 1402.
Type (2)
The hoses are assembled to Hose Assembly Standard DIN 20066.
Type (3)
Hose selection and routing per industry standard best practices (including MDG41, ISO 17165-2 and SAE J1273).
Type (6)
Onboard water filtration (optional)

Dust Suppression

Available Solutions
Wide range of dust suppression solutions available:
– Body sprays
– Spray booms
– Sloughing plate sprays
– Spray rings (in place of cowls)
– Shearer cleaners

Health Monitoring

Type
A comprehensive health monitoring system is available, including oil levels and temperatures, flows, pressures and vibration analysis.

Machine Automation and Communication

Type (8)
Shearer Remote Operation to allow machine control from a safe remote location outside the face (optional)
Type (4)
Control system architecture with backup functionality
Level of Automation (1)
Shearer automation levels available:
– Standard Machine Control
– Basic Automation
– Advanced Automation (including face alignment horizon control)
Type (2)
Modular design allows individual configuration (from basic monitoring and protection to advanced automation) to meet customer requirements
Type (3)
Fast Ethernet Broadband communication allows enhanced diagnostics and analysis
Type (5)
Widespread use of intrinsically safe components for improved serviceability and maintenance
Type (1)
Distributed, high-performance PMC-S control system for machine control, health monitoring, system protection and predictive maintenance
Type (6)
Machine performance algorithm “advanced motor and speed control” for increased machine uptime, coal production and longer service life
Level of Automation (2)
Pan Angle Measurement System (PAMS) enabling fully automated gate end cutting sequences without machine operator interactions (optional)
Type (7)
Horizon Control from PMC-R Controls to allow corrections to Floor and Roof drum cutting heights (optional)

Remote Control

Type (3)
Tilt, drop and impact detection
Type (1)
Lightweight handheld device
Type (2)
Color graphic display