The training was developed to provide a common understanding of the application of mechanical cutting / excavation machines.
The course has the following objectives and outcomes:
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 course is combining classroom lectures with a laboratory and company tour (location of the lectures and laboratory tour will be Montanuniversität Leoben, the company tour will be at the premises of Sandvik Mining and Construction GmbH).
This course has been designed for professionals from the mining and tunneling 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.
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.
Uwe Restner graduated as MSc Engineering Geology in 1998 at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz, from 1998 to 1999 he worked as freelancer for the Geotechnical Group Graz, from 1999 to 2000 he was assistant professor for geophysics at the Mining University Leoben and in 2000 he joined SANDVIK Mining and Construction G.m.b.H. (former VOEST-ALPINE Bergtechnik G.m.b.H.) in Zeltweg, Austria.
Since beginning 2016 Uwe Restner works as Product and Commercial Manager for Hard Rock Continuous Mining (HRCM). HRCM is a quite new area within the Product Area Mechanical Cutting of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, and responsible for establishing innovative products for continuous mining in the hard rock mining industry. In his current job, he manages all product related technical and commercial issues concerning sales and market area support, and he also supports new product developments for mechanical hard rock cutting.
From 2011 to 2016 Uwe Restner worked as Product Line Manager and Mechanical Cutting Offering Development Manager. During this time, he also acted as Offering Development Manager for Tools due to the synergy with mechanical cutting. From 2002 to 2011, he was the Head of Geotechnical Consulting and Engineering, and built up and ran the company’s own in-house rock testing laboratory and advised the cutting technology department on cutter head or cutter drum layout regarding rock and rock mass conditions. From 2009 to 2011, Uwe Restner worked as Product Line Manager for Borer Miners and Special Mining Products.