The training should give the participants a common theme about the application of mechanical excavation machines in mining and tunnelling – from the assessment of rock mass cuttability, over the basic principles and methods of mechanical cutting to machine types and technologies. The training will end with application examples referring to real field cases.
The training was developed to provide a common understanding of mechanical cutting applications/ and excavation machines. It includes following key topics.
The Tribology part offers an in-depth understanding of tribology, friction and wear with a special focus on mining activities and equipment. This includes test methods and approaches to evaluate wear phenomena in the interaction of rock mass and mining equipment. Together with the basics of tribology, material-, surface- and lubrication-technology this will allow the participants to comprehensively assess the best conditions to avoid future wear phenomena and to define the appropriate countermeasures.
Day 1 :
09:00-09:30: Registration, welcome, safety introduction and short company presentation of Sandvik Mining and Construction G.m.b.H., Zeltweg, Austria
09:30-12:00: Methods and aspects of rock and rock mass cuttability assessment
12:00-13:00: Lunch break
13:00-15:00: Basics and details about rock cutting technology and methods
15:00-17:00: Factory tour with visits of rock testing laboratory and cutting test rigs
09:00-12:00: Tribological aspects of interaction between Rock and Cutting Tool and Equipment
13:00-16:00: Rock Cutting Machine Applications
Classroom with laboratory and company tour.
Mainly people coming from the mining and tunnelling industry.
Hubert Kargl is head of the group for Applied Research and Base Technologies in the department for Product Development at SANDVIK Mining and Construction GmbH in Zeltweg, Austria. His technical responsibility is covering applied research and technology development at Sandvik in Zeltweg. Furthermore, he is responsible for development, testing, engineering and technical support of specific base technologies like rock cutting and gears technology.
Hubert Kargl has been studying Mechanical Engineering at the Mining University in Leoben and got a special education in metallurgical machinery. He finished his study in 1993 and started to work for SANDVIK Mining and Construction G.m.b.H. one year after. Hubert has always been working in engineering and R&D-activities of that company. He started his career in the group for “Technical Calculation and Simulation” and got the leadership for this group in 2000. During that time, he mainly contributed to the research projects in the disciplines of structural analysis by means of probabilistic methods, cutting technology, noise and vibration control and development of control circuits managing the cutting process. In 2007 he has got the additional leadership for the group for cutting technology at the site.
Furthermore, Hubert is Zeltweg’s general representative for basic and applied research activities at SANDVIK Mining and Construction in Zeltweg and therefore official contact person for any cooperation with universities and research centers.
Peter Kollegger is working as a consultant for Tribology and Mineralogy in the Mining, Mechanical Engineering and Automotive business areas.In his role, Peter offers support when it has to be dealt with friction and wear phenomena. In this area the main focus lies on an accurate Root-Cause-Analysis to find the appropriate countermeasures and to avoid future wear and friction issues. In the field of Mineralogy, Peter offers consultancy for raw material and mineral resources and their applications in construction, roadmaking and product development.
After Peter finished the school for higher technical education for Mechanical Engineering (HTL) he was working for several years in the field of automotive testing where he collected first experience in Tribology and Lubrication. After his studies in Geology and Mineralogy with PhD graduation at the University of Leoben he merged his knowledge to support customers in the Mining, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive and Product Development business areas.
Thomas Peinsitt is working for Sandvik Mining and Construction G.m.b.H. Zeltweg, Austria. Thomas is presently working as a Sales Support Manager for Tunneling as well as head of Geotechnical Consulting and Engineering. In his role, Thomas takes care about new mining and tunneling equipment sales for different civil underground projects all over the world. Furhtermore, he facilitates customers with geological tests, expertise and technical support for machine applications. In his role as head of Geotechnical Consulting and Engineering, he runs the company’s own in-house rock testing laboratory and supports internal departments with knowledge about rock and rock mass conditions.
Thomas started his study of Applied Research at the Karl Franzens University in Graz and changed after the bachelor degree to the Technical University Graz to graduate in 2009 as MSc in Engineering Geology. He started to work for Sandvik Mining and Construction G.m.b.H. immediately after his graduation in 2009. During his career at Sandvik, he has always been working in the area of Sales Support and Geotechnical Engineering. Parallel to the time within Sandvik he graduated as MAS in 2013 after participating a study in International Leadership.
In his professional life, Thomas held numerous lectures at universities, congresses, training courses and conventions.