For general information on the OPC UA Companion Specification Mining and OPC UA in general, please refer to OPC 40560.

As explained in OPC 40560, the machine and system category-level documents serve as an abstraction layer for the types of machinery with similar functionalities. Consequently, this machine and system-level document may also rely on models defined in OPC 40565-1.

Dozers can be found in nearly all mining operations and are designed to move large amounts of material. Dozers are used for utility and production work. Utility work includes tasks that support a mine’s main production fleet, such as load-site and dump-site preparation and clean-up, bench preparation, road creation and maintenance, stockpile work, and reclamation. Operating conditions are unlike those for other material excavation equipment that loads statically and advances as the face moves. Rather, slot-dozing and rip-and-push operations, to assist large loaders, require the dozer to push material at varying distances and gradients in poor ground conditions. Within this OPC UA Companion Specification Mining, the dozer is characterized as development and support equipment. [1, P. 916]

This document contains OPC UA type definitions for all categories of dozer machines.