545-0133/04 – Automation of mines and quarries (AuDL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Economics and Control SystemsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Pavel Staša, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Pavel Staša, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation2022/2023
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STA172 doc. Ing. Pavel Staša, Ph.D.
SVU008 Ing. Jiří Švub, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the analysis the raw material for the company as a system that can be divided into individual subsystems. It describes the automation of individual parts of the technological process, technical support production, treatment of raw materials and shipping. Familiarizes with the issue of automation of underground and surface mining. Based on practical solutions familiar with the procedures and methods of automation solutions.

Teaching methods



The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the automation technology in underground mines, quarries, including the supply undertaking various types of energy - electricity, gas and drinking water, heat, air, sanitation and process steam, dewatering, degassing, ventilation, air conditioning. The base is a description of the general characteristics of these networks and subsequently integrated into a complete whole. Then I focus on the importance of resources for network connections, the design capacity of the plants and the possibility of its regulation. Students also learn about the structural elements of networks, applications, its use in practice and unification in the central control station.

Compulsory literature:

Sauter, D. Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing. Rotterdam: Elsevier Science, 2005. 482 p. ISBN 9780080441795 Kennedy B. A. Surface mining. 2nd ed. Littleton: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1990. 1194 p. ISBN 0-87335-102-9. Kuo, B. C. Automatic control systems, 8th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. 609 p. ISBN 0-471-13476-7 Automation in mining. Hogan Lovells Publications, 2017. On: https://www.hoganlovells.com/en/publications/automation-in-mining

Recommended literature:

FRANKLIN, G.F., Powel, J.D. Emami-Naeimi, A. Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems (7th Edition). Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006. 910 p. ISBN 0-13-149930-0 Lo, Ch. Robots and recruitment: the impact of automation on mining jobs. Mining technology, 2017. On: https://www.mining-technology.com/features/featurerobots-and-recruitment-the-impact-of-automation-on-mining-jobs-5864897/ Melesci, U. Mining Automation and Connected Mines. Fluidmesh Networks, 2018. On: https://www.fluidmesh.com/mining-automation-connected-mines/ NEUSTUPA, Zdeněk, NEUSTUPA, Zdeněk, DONOCIK, Roman, OTTE, Lukáš. Planning and optimizing software for a limestone quarry. In SGEM 2013 : 13th international multidisciplinary scientific geoconference : GeoConference on Informatics, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing : 16-22, June, 2013, Albena, Bulgaria : conference proceedings. [Book 2]. Volume I. Sofia : STEF92 Technology Ltd., 2013, s. 505-512. ISBN 978-954-91818-9-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

tests during the semester, presentation of semester project, written and oral exam


Other requirements

The student can describe and define the automatic control of a logical and automatic control with a look at underground coal mines and quarries.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. First Analysis of the technological process (TP algorithm design, basic concepts, structure ACS-TP, ...). 2. Second Analysis of technological processes and management principles subsystem technical support production. 3. Subsystem technical support production - electricity. 4. Subsystems technical support production - water management. 5. Subsystems technical support production - heat management. 6. Subsystems technical support production - sewer network. 7. Subsystem technical support production - collector network. 8. Subsystem technical support production - ventilation degradation. 9. Subsystem technical support - production and distribution of compressed air 10. Automation quarry operations, mining machinery 11. Automation mangenese 12. Automation stackers 13. Automation of Rail Transport 14. MES, Manufacturing Execution Systems

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30 (30) 17
                Kontrolní test Written test 15  8
                Semestrální práce Semestral project 15  7
        Examination Examination 70 (70) 34 3
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 35  17
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 35  17
Mandatory attendence participation: participation 80%

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: 1x per month consultation, semester work on a given topic, oral exam

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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