The longwall Bootend is a very specialised piece of equipment whose design is usually extremely constrained by height and width considerations. NEPEAN Longwall has over 20 years of experience in the design, manufacture, modification and overhaul of longwall Bootends and can confidently undertake your Bootend overhaul. Many of our customers have engaged us to make improvements to the BSL/Bootend transition and to improve the loading characteristics of the bootend. Another design consideration which we are often asked to address is the improvement of dust suppression and clean loading onto the Bootend. Our engineering and design team will model the solution including complex analysis of particle flow (DEM Analysis) to understand the behaviour of the transition taking into account chain speed and belt speed.
Working with our partners Tiefenbach we offer upgraded electrohydraulic control on the Bootend and integration with the longwall system. The move toward greater longwall automation requires remote control and better steering of the Bootend and the engineering team at NEPEAN Longwall can assist you with these upgrades.