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Cabin hybrid structure of surface drilling machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000228635D
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 88K

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Abstract

Cabins of surface drilling machines are usually made of steel and in many cases cabin itself fulfill all the requirements of Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) and Falling Object Protective Structures (FOPS). Steel cabin is however complicated system. This is result of the need of separate acoustic and temperature isolation and also decoration parts. Also fastening cabin components to steel frame needs a lot of attachment features like welded brackets and tapped holes.

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Cabin hybrid structure of surface drilling machine

Cabins of surface drilling machines are usually made of steel and in many cases cabin itself fulfill all the requirements of Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) and Falling Object Protective Structures (FOPS). Steel cabin is however complicated system. This is result of the need of separate acoustic and temperature isolation and also decoration parts. Also fastening cabin components to steel frame needs a lot of attachment features like welded brackets and tapped holes.

In the Figure below there is presented a hybrid cabin. The front side of the cabin is made of steel and it provides solid fastening interface for heavy cabin parts like front grill, windshield and cabin door. The other cabin surfaces are made of acoustically and thermally optimized composite elements which at the same time offer free fastening for cabin equipment. The hybrid cabin is suitable for use e.g. in future large drilling machines where ROPS and FOPS are separated from the cabin structure.

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