Focus on longwall automation progress

Longwall automation was on the horizon when Mining Magazine last looked at the topic, so Nadav Shemer caught up with the main players for the latest developments

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Cat longwall plough system being set up on the surface

When Mining Magazine last featured longwall mining in the July/August 2014 edition, three of the four OEMs that produce full longwall systems – Caterpillar, Joy Global and Poland’s Kopex Group (with