PF6

Overview

Moving Mountains - No matter how fast your shearer can cut, you can't keep cutting until you move the coal away from the face. Cat® Armored Face Conveyors (AFCs) are designed to keep things moving and to carry the maximum possible amount of coal smoothly away from the coalface. They are designed for high availability and economy in operation. They are easy to maintain and offer long service life and a great return on investment to mine operators.
Bottom Plate Thickness30 mm1.18 in
Dogbone Breaking Force4500 kN1011640 lb
Top Plate Thickness30 plus 25 mm (1.18 plus 0.98 in)
Bottom Plate Thickness30 mm1.18 in
Chain StrandsDKB 42×146; DKB 48×160/144
Conveying Capacity - PF6/1042approx. 0.58 m2 (approx. 6.24 ft2)
Conveying Capacity - PF6/1142approx. 0.58 m2 (approx. 6.24 ft2)
Conveying Capacity - PF6/1242approx. 0.72 m2 (approx. 7.75 ft2)
Conveying Capacity - PF6/1342approx. 0.85 m2 (approx. 9.15 ft2)
Deck Plate Thickness30 plus 25 mm (1.18 plus 0.98 in)
Dogbone Breaking Strength4500 kN (505.82 tonf)
Dogbone Housing FoS1.5 times
Flightbar Width - PF6/1042888 mm34.96 in
Flightbar Width - PF6/1142988 mm38.89 in
Flightbar Width - PF6/12421088 mm42.83 in
Flightbar Width - PF6/13421188 mm46.77 in
Horizontal Articulation0.8°-1.2°
Line Pan Width - PF6/10421042 mm41.02 in
Line Pan Width - PF6/11421142 mm44.96 in
Line Pan Width - PF6/12421242 mm48.9 in
Line Pan Width - PF6/13421342 mm52.83 in
Profile Height350 mm13.77 in
Shear Strength> 6000 kN (> 674.42 tonf)
Vertical Articulationup to ±6°

Exterior

Engineered to Perfection

Engineered to Perfection

Cat AFC components achieve this. Each is designed for powerful, reliable and economical operation with low maintenance over a long service life, promoting high productivity and delivering a great return on investment.

Shearer Haulage System

Shearer Haulage System

As with all Cat products, these systems are the result of extensive R&D work and comprehensive laboratory and field testing. This ensures the optimum solution for haulage system and sprocket. This led to a unique design concept with optimized first/last tooth geometry rackbars available with pitches of 126 mm for medium-production and 146/151 mm for high-production shearers.

Drive Frames

Drive Frames

Benefits - • Head drive does not cause a production bottleneck, maximum stability at maximum power, high power drives can be installed, upgrade normally possible, high AFC performance and availability

Drive Modules

Drive Modules

Benefits - • Drive module can be replaced underground without disassembly of the gearboxes, drive units are available in different sizes and are independent of the gearbox used

GR Sprocket

GR Sprocket

Benefits - • More efficient power transmission with GR sprocket (97% vs. 93%), resulting in extended sprocket and chain life and less chain stretch

Tail Drives

Tail Drives

Benefits - • Maximum chain life and minimum conveyor downtime for double cut

Gearboxes

Gearboxes

The UEL gearbox - a planetary gearbox with an integrated clutch - is designed for higher-power requirements. This friction clutch is closed through face support hydraulic fluid. A hydraulic control system allows the clutch to be set to a certain torque.

Overload Protection

Overload Protection

Benefits - • Caterpillar has the right drive for your application ensuring smooth and safe operation of the conveyor with overload protection and a range of other safety features as required

Chains

Chains

The latest development is the Cat PowerChain. It is available in sizes 34, 42 and 52. Size 52 is designed to be used with up to 1200 kW (3 × 1,608 hp), with a chain suitable for up to 1800 kW (3 × 2,412 hp) under development.

PowerChain

PowerChain

Benefits
Benefits - • Faster removal of mined coal by providing high-reliability, high-availability transportation with design features ensuring low wear and long service life, greater permissible elongation of chain compared to round link

Entry Conveyors and Belt Tailpieces

Entry Conveyors and Belt Tailpieces

Benefits
Benefits - • Stage loader and crusher completely matched to AFC, both with higher capacity to prevent bottlenecks; tailor-made belt tailpiece for required capacity and belt dimensions, allowing BTP to handle longitudinal and lateral entry gradients; automated chain tensioning system

Line Pans for Every Need

Line Pans for Every Need

That's why Caterpillar has focused on rolled steel designs for line pans. All aspects of the line pans have been engineered with reliability, productivity and serviceability in mind.

Maximum Contact

Maximum Contact

Benefits - • Minimizes friction, reduces power requirements for the face conveyor and results in longer service life of the flights and profiles

Rolled Steel

Rolled Steel

Benefits - • Lower friction and longer service life for wear parts. Up to 10 million tonnes (11 million tons) under normal conditions and up to 20 million tonnes (22 million tons) under favorable conditions.

Safe Dogbone Technology

Safe Dogbone Technology

Benefits - • Longer service life of dogbone pockets, no damage to conveyor or dogbone housing as the dogbone always breaks first

Convex/Concave Pan Ends

Convex/Concave Pan Ends

Our line pans are suitable for bi-directional operation.

Welds without Wear

Welds without Wear

Benefits - • High stability of the pan ensured by three welds even when the top plate is totally worn out

Wear-resistant Top Plate

Wear-resistant Top Plate

Benefits - • Long service life with matched profile type end

Flexibility

Flexibility

Benefits - • Increased flexibility, adaptation to undulating seams, short snake sections possible

Safe Transfer of Transverse Forces

Safe Transfer of Transverse Forces

Benefits - • High pan stability, even for high-reaction forces; safe operation; low noise; minimum maintenance; full reversibility

Inspection Doors

Inspection Doors

Benefits - • Easy access to bottom chain, minimum downtime during maintenance or repair

Separation of Wear Parts and Structural Parts

Separation of Wear Parts and Structural Parts

Benefits - • Ability to replace wear parts, substantially longer service life, lower overall pan wear

Optimized Contact Surfaces

Optimized Contact Surfaces

Benefits - • Minimal friction and power loss, longer flightbar and profile service life, lower noise

Maximum Pan Stability

Maximum Pan Stability

Benefits - • High stability and positive force transmission, easy maintenance, trouble-free operation in both directions

Customization

Customization

Benefits - • Optimal adaptation to local conditions, perfect functioning with various shearer haulage systems

Rolled Steel Surfaces and Robot Welding

Rolled Steel Surfaces and Robot Welding

Benefits - • Longer service life, simple replacement of wear parts, lower friction and power loss

Specifications

Bottom Plate Thickness30 mm1.18 in
Dogbone Breaking Force4500 kN1011640 lb
Top Plate Thickness30 plus 25 mm (1.18 plus 0.98 in)
Bottom Plate Thickness30 mm1.18 in
Chain StrandsDKB 42×146; DKB 48×160/144
Conveying Capacity - PF6/1042approx. 0.58 m2 (approx. 6.24 ft2)
Conveying Capacity - PF6/1142approx. 0.58 m2 (approx. 6.24 ft2)
Conveying Capacity - PF6/1242approx. 0.72 m2 (approx. 7.75 ft2)
Conveying Capacity - PF6/1342approx. 0.85 m2 (approx. 9.15 ft2)
Deck Plate Thickness30 plus 25 mm (1.18 plus 0.98 in)
Dogbone Breaking Strength4500 kN (505.82 tonf)
Dogbone Housing FoS1.5 times
Flightbar Width - PF6/1042888 mm34.96 in
Flightbar Width - PF6/1142988 mm38.89 in
Flightbar Width - PF6/12421088 mm42.83 in
Flightbar Width - PF6/13421188 mm46.77 in
Horizontal Articulation0.8°-1.2°
Line Pan Width - PF6/10421042 mm41.02 in
Line Pan Width - PF6/11421142 mm44.96 in
Line Pan Width - PF6/12421242 mm48.9 in
Line Pan Width - PF6/13421342 mm52.83 in
Profile Height350 mm13.77 in
Shear Strength> 6000 kN (> 674.42 tonf)
Vertical Articulationup to ±6°

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Exterior

Benefits and Features

Engineered to Perfection

Engineered to Perfection

Cat AFC components achieve this. Each is designed for powerful, reliable and economical operation with low maintenance over a long service life, promoting high productivity and delivering a great return on investment.

Shearer Haulage System

Shearer Haulage System

As with all Cat products, these systems are the result of extensive R&D work and comprehensive laboratory and field testing. This ensures the optimum solution for haulage system and sprocket. This led to a unique design concept with optimized first/last tooth geometry rackbars available with pitches of 126 mm for medium-production and 146/151 mm for high-production shearers.

Drive Frames

Drive Frames

Benefits - • Head drive does not cause a production bottleneck, maximum stability at maximum power, high power drives can be installed, upgrade normally possible, high AFC performance and availability

Drive Modules

Drive Modules

Benefits - • Drive module can be replaced underground without disassembly of the gearboxes, drive units are available in different sizes and are independent of the gearbox used

GR Sprocket

GR Sprocket

Benefits - • More efficient power transmission with GR sprocket (97% vs. 93%), resulting in extended sprocket and chain life and less chain stretch

Tail Drives

Tail Drives

Benefits - • Maximum chain life and minimum conveyor downtime for double cut

Gearboxes

Gearboxes

The UEL gearbox - a planetary gearbox with an integrated clutch - is designed for higher-power requirements. This friction clutch is closed through face support hydraulic fluid. A hydraulic control system allows the clutch to be set to a certain torque.

Overload Protection

Overload Protection

Benefits - • Caterpillar has the right drive for your application ensuring smooth and safe operation of the conveyor with overload protection and a range of other safety features as required

Chains

Chains

The latest development is the Cat PowerChain. It is available in sizes 34, 42 and 52. Size 52 is designed to be used with up to 1200 kW (3 × 1,608 hp), with a chain suitable for up to 1800 kW (3 × 2,412 hp) under development.

PowerChain

PowerChain

Benefits
Benefits - • Faster removal of mined coal by providing high-reliability, high-availability transportation with design features ensuring low wear and long service life, greater permissible elongation of chain compared to round link

Entry Conveyors and Belt Tailpieces

Entry Conveyors and Belt Tailpieces

Benefits
Benefits - • Stage loader and crusher completely matched to AFC, both with higher capacity to prevent bottlenecks; tailor-made belt tailpiece for required capacity and belt dimensions, allowing BTP to handle longitudinal and lateral entry gradients; automated chain tensioning system

Line Pans for Every Need

Line Pans for Every Need

That's why Caterpillar has focused on rolled steel designs for line pans. All aspects of the line pans have been engineered with reliability, productivity and serviceability in mind.

Maximum Contact

Maximum Contact

Benefits - • Minimizes friction, reduces power requirements for the face conveyor and results in longer service life of the flights and profiles

Rolled Steel

Rolled Steel

Benefits - • Lower friction and longer service life for wear parts. Up to 10 million tonnes (11 million tons) under normal conditions and up to 20 million tonnes (22 million tons) under favorable conditions.

Safe Dogbone Technology

Safe Dogbone Technology

Benefits - • Longer service life of dogbone pockets, no damage to conveyor or dogbone housing as the dogbone always breaks first

Convex/Concave Pan Ends

Convex/Concave Pan Ends

Our line pans are suitable for bi-directional operation.

Welds without Wear

Welds without Wear

Benefits - • High stability of the pan ensured by three welds even when the top plate is totally worn out

Wear-resistant Top Plate

Wear-resistant Top Plate

Benefits - • Long service life with matched profile type end

Flexibility

Flexibility

Benefits - • Increased flexibility, adaptation to undulating seams, short snake sections possible

Safe Transfer of Transverse Forces

Safe Transfer of Transverse Forces

Benefits - • High pan stability, even for high-reaction forces; safe operation; low noise; minimum maintenance; full reversibility

Inspection Doors

Inspection Doors

Benefits - • Easy access to bottom chain, minimum downtime during maintenance or repair

Separation of Wear Parts and Structural Parts

Separation of Wear Parts and Structural Parts

Benefits - • Ability to replace wear parts, substantially longer service life, lower overall pan wear

Optimized Contact Surfaces

Optimized Contact Surfaces

Benefits - • Minimal friction and power loss, longer flightbar and profile service life, lower noise

Maximum Pan Stability

Maximum Pan Stability

Benefits - • High stability and positive force transmission, easy maintenance, trouble-free operation in both directions

Customization

Customization

Benefits - • Optimal adaptation to local conditions, perfect functioning with various shearer haulage systems

Rolled Steel Surfaces and Robot Welding

Rolled Steel Surfaces and Robot Welding

Benefits - • Longer service life, simple replacement of wear parts, lower friction and power loss

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