MCU2 Main Control Unit

MCU2 Main Control Unit

Whether for comprehensive date acquisition, safe and secure date exchange with surface, PC-visualisation of current longwall data, or central control and maintenance of machines – the Cat main control unit MCU2 meets all the hardware and software requirements for underground mining. The MCU2 has a rugged housing for use in explosion-hazard areas.

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Applications

  • Visualization of all longwall data underground at gate end
  • Change and control parameter from gate end
  • Analysis of longwall system operation and situation
  • Provide relevant process and HEALTH data to surface mine control room

Features

  • Comprehensive software suite (HEALTH for Longwall) serving application software for Roof Support, AFC, Shearer and Plow
  • Multi-language support (English, German, Russian, Polish, Czech, Spanish, Chinese)
  • Robust IPC architecture for reliable operation in hazardous areas
  • IS external keyboard with mouse function
  • Robust design for sudden Methane face wide power off

Components

Operating System
Windows 7
Processor
Intel Core i7, 2.1 GHz
RAM Memory
4 GB
Data Memory
2 × 120 GB SSD
Display
19.0in
Hard Drive - 1 TB
2.5in
Input Equipment
Keyboard with integrated mouse
Resolution
1280:1024

Weight

Approximate Weight
441.0lb

Intrinsically Safe Interfaces

Ethernet Via Fiber-Optic Cable
9 μm
Type
COM 3 BIDI SKK24
Type
COM 1 BIDI SKK24
Type
COM 4 BIDI SKK24
Type
COM 2 BIDI SKK24

Electrical Power Supply

Interface
Non-intrinsically safe USB interface
Power Supply of the Explosion-Proof Part
110-240V AC
Power Supply of the Intrinsically Safe Part
12V DC, maximum 2A

Certifications and Identification

Certification
ATEX (within system: MA and GOST)
Temperature Range
-20° C to +60° C (-4° F to +140° F)
Type of Protection
I M2 EEx ib I

Dimensions (Approximate)

Height
17.72in
Length - Large Base
45.08in
Length - Small Base
37.2in
Width
24.8in