Customized Roof Support Systems
Steep grades, very thick and very thin seams, unstable roofs and massive sandstone plates, soft floor and geological faults. These varying conditions require a high level of adaptation to specific requirements. HBT roof supports are world-renowned for their reliability under the most extreme conditions. With superior availability and unparalleled quality in design and production, our roof supports set the standard in longwall mining.
HBT is the world leader in longwall roof support technology. In the early 1970s, demanding mining conditions in German coal mines set the stage for extensive R&D in roof support technology. Steeply inclined coal seams both thick and thin, weak roofs and massive sandstone roofs, soft floors, and geological faults called for a high degree of customization. The resulting expertise has been deployed and applied to all mining areas of the world and provides ustomers with state-of-the-art technology customized to maximize control of the roof and floor of their longwalls. This not only eliminates downtime resulting from control of the strata surrounding the coal seam; but also facilitates automation of roof support systems, even in very difficult geological conditions.