The latest addition to FLSmidth’s line of at-the-face solutions is the Drive Over Dump Station (DODS). It's a semi-mobile, in-pit sizing station. The material, such as coal or overburden, is processed through the machine and sized appropriately for conveying out of the pit.
When used with a material conveying system, the DODS allows flexibility with the haul truck fleet since it is located a short distance from the face of the mine. This helps keep the haul distances to a minimum. The system can be relocated as the haul distance increases.
The Drive Over Dump Station functions similar to a traditional dump station, but instead offers:
Added flexibility of mobile sizing
- The ability to help keep costs lower, since there is no need to build costly and time-consuming retaining walls.
The Drive Over Dump Station is one of several at-the-face mining solutions developed by FLSmidth’s RAHCO® Technology Center. The Drive Over Dump Station, Dual Truck Mobile Sizer or Triple Track Mobile Sizer can be integrated as part of an in-pit crushing and conveying system that offers the flexibility of haul trucks with the low cost of mobile conveying.