Jastrzębskie Zakłady Remontowe (JZW), a JSW Group company, has delivered its first in-house designed and manufactured bottom scraper conveyor.
This development sees JZR join an exclusive group of original equipment manufacturers of mining machinery and equipment.
JSW said: “It’s a great step towards development, especially because so far JZR dealt only with overhaul and modernisation of mining equipment.”
The PPJZR–850 bottom scraper conveyor was officially presented in the JZR production hall. The presentation was attended by the management board and directors of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa mines.
The bottom scraper conveyor makes it possible to collect transported material from the armoured face conveyor and transport it to another collecting device, eg a belt conveyor. The first conveyor is being delivered to the Borynia Section of JSW’s KWK Borynia-Zofiówka-Jastrzębie coal mine, in Poland, this week. The PPJZR–850 scraper conveyor comprises: KUJZR–4z coal crusher, UPJZR–KP1200 pushing device and the PTJZR–SZL1 line turning station.
All this equipment has been designed and manufactured entirely by JZR using top quality materials with much higher durability than the existing materials used in mining, JSW said. A number of innovative solutions were used in this equipment, according to the company. “They will improve the reliability and the safety conditions of the employees during the mining.”
Rafał Rychter, President of the JZR Management Board, said: “It’s a great day for us. After nine months of hard work and commitment of many people – constructors, technologists and production employees – we can present our creation.”
Tomasz Śledź, Vice-President of the JSW Management Board for technical matters, said: “This is only the beginning of the process of unification of longwall systems we intend to carry out in all our mines.”
JZR is already working on unification of further coal haulage devices, including PSJZR armoured face conveyors, KSJZR longwall crushers, UPJZR–SNZ belt tail pieces and PTJZR belt conveyors. In parallel with these efforts, an investment project is being carried out in the Suszec municipality where, next year, JZR plans to launch the production of new elements for the machinery and equipment.