Joy Mining Machinery Uses Digital Prototyping Software to Create More
Efficient Continuous Miner-Bolter Machine That Improves Workplace Safety
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sep 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has named Joy Mining Machinery, a leading global
supplier of underground mining systems, as the Autodesk Inventor
of the Month for September. The company used Autodesk
Inventor Digital Prototyping software to develop its JOY 14ED25
continuous miner-bolter machine.
The JOY 14ED25 is used by mining companies to develop underground mine
entries. Combining mining and bolting operations into a single machine
helps promote zero harm in the underground mining environment by
eliminating the need for two separate machines within the limited space
of an underground entry. By utilizing the JOY 14ED25, mining companies
can safely maximize both productivity and lower cost.
Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor makes it easier for Joy engineers
to design, visualize and simulate each JOY 14ED25 to meet customer
specifications, while focusing on other important areas, such as
ergonomics and better accessibility of serviceable parts. The resulting
machines are easier to operate and maintain, while performing more
reliably in harsh mining environments -- all of which increases operator
safety in multiple ways.
"Our machines are precisely tailored to meet the mining applications of
each customer," said Chris Flynn, director of engineering systems at
Joy. "We don't produce 'cookie-cutter' solutions. The powerful
visualization capabilities in Autodesk Inventor help us share our vision
of each customer's machine before we start to build it. We can
arrive at the optimum solution virtually."
Digital 3D Models of Thousands of Parts
Historically, the development of underground mine entries has
significantly slowed mining operations because two separate machines
were required: a mining machine to cut the material and create a
passageway, and a bolting machine to install large bolts that support
the roof and side walls.
Joy relies on a comprehensive Digital Prototyping solution deployed by
Autodesk Consulting and used by hundreds of engineers in the United
States, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia. Inventor software
enables Joy engineers to digitally explore and test different ideas in
3D. In addition, Autodesk
Vault Manufacturing software helps the company more effectively
manage its engineering data -- a critical business need when each machine
contains from 3,000 to 7,000 discrete parts, and as many as 40,000 parts
"Equipment manufacturers like Joy must balance pressure to get products
to market faster while safely increasing production and reducing costs,"
"Buzz" Kross, senior vice president, Manufacturing Industry Group at
Autodesk. "That is often a tall order, and we recognize the innovative
engineering team behind this impressive continuous miner-bolter machine."
About the Autodesk Inventor of the Month Program
Each month, Autodesk selects an Inventor of the Month from the users of
Autodesk Inventor software, which takes manufacturers beyond 3D to
Digital Prototyping. Winners are chosen for engineering excellence and
groundbreaking innovation. For more information about Autodesk Inventor
of the Month, contact us at IOM@autodesk.com.
About Joy Mining Machinery
Joy Mining Machinery has 90 years of experience as a global leader in
the development, manufacture, distribution and service of underground
mining machinery for the extraction of coal and other bedded materials.
For additional information, visit www.joy.com.
About Autodesk Consulting
Working with a global network of partners, Autodesk Consulting provides
best practices and top-level expertise to help organizations fully adopt
and integrate Autodesk technology for design innovation and business
operational excellence. For more information, visitwww.autodesk.com/consulting.
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