New Waterford in Cape Breton Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Armoured Face Conveyor
A typical longwall AFC used at Devco was rated at 1500 tonnes per hour capacity, was 700 feet in length, with individual AFC pans being 5 feet in length and weighing approximately 1 tonne. The AFC was advanced or pushed by a series of hydraulic rams that were attached to the longwall roof supports.
Erected by Colliery Lands Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 46° 15.121′ N, 60° 5.914′ W. Marker is in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Region Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3696 Ellsworth Avenue, New Waterford NS B1H 2H6, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joy (a few steps from this marker); Anderton Shearer Loader (within shouting distance of this marker); William Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Earl Leadbeater (within shouting distance of this marker); New Waterford World War Monument (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Standing The Gaff (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Miner's Monument (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); New Victoria Veterans Who Died Overseas (approx. 2.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Waterford.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Colliery Lands Park
Also see . . . Armoured Face Conveyor or AFC. Essentially an AFC is a one-sided trough scraper conveyor, the second side of the trough being formed by the coal face. Cut coal falls into this trough which has an endless chain with scraper flights attached running along the base plate and returning below the base plate in an enclosed lower section or "race". The coal is dragged (Submitted on June 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.