The author of this book earned a Master of Science degree in Mine Mechanization and a Doctor of Science degree in Mining and Geological Engineering with a specialization in Mine Machinery from the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. His areas of specialization include mine transport, reliability of mine machinery systems, and reliability of hoist head ropes. The preface acknowledges that a wide variety of technical devices are available to realize specific objectives, and that commonly several devices are linked, creating systems of devices to carry out complex functions that, in mining engineering, include excavating rock, hauling broken material, dumping...

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