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Continuous mining machine The term 'Continuous mining machine' as it applies to the area of energy can be defined as 'used during continuous mining, cuts or rips coal from the face and loads it into shuttle cars or conveyors in one operation. It eliminates the use of blasting devices and performs many functions of other equipment such as drills, cutting machines, and loaders. A continuous mining machine typically has a turning 'drum' with sharp bits that cut and dig out the coal for 16 to 22 feet before mining stops so that the mined area can be supported with roof bolts. Thismachine can mine coal at the rate of 8 to 15 tons per minute'.
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