LongWall Miner

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3ds Max 7.0
Lightwave 7.0
Maya 6.5
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Product ID:300881
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Geometry:Polygonal
Polygons:62,827
Vertices:0
Textures:No
Materials:Yes
Rigged:No
Animated:Yes
UV Mapped:Unknown
Unwrapped UVs:Unknown
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Longwall mining is a highly productive underground coal mining technique. Longwall mining machines consist of multiple coal shearers mounted on a series of self-advancing hydraulic ceiling supports. The entire process is mechanized. Longwall mining machines are about 800 feet (240 meters) in width and 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters) tall. Longwall miners extract 'panels' - rectangular blocks of coal as wide as the mining machinery and as long as 12,000 feet (3,650 meters). Massive shearers cut coal from a wall face, which falls onto a conveyor belt for removal. As a longwall miner advances along a panel, the roof behind the miner's path is allowed to collapse.
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