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A Guide to P&H Mining Equipment Inc.

The AC Difference
This document highlights key similarities
and differences of the P&H® 4100XPC DC
machine and P&H 4100XPC AC machine.

Electrical 4100XPC AC Difference

AC Motors are brushless and have no commutator or exposed un-insulated conductors. These features support less
Motors maintenance and eliminates commutation issues.

Active Front End AC Drive system with active ISU and Inverters replaces Converter with RPC and Transfer Switch. This
Drive System reduces power factor variation from unity and better IEEE-519 harmonic compliance under varying mine power demand.

AC Control Cabinet with updated MCC. The controls were changed to accommodate the AC drives, and the MCC updated
RH Room to provide more space for options.

3 AC rings plus one ground ring for each propel motor vs. 2 armature rings for each motor and 2 field rings for DC motors.
Propel Slip Rings This is a requirement of the AC motors.

Removed. The AC machine has independent drives for each propel motor. This allows for “propel-on-demand.” The only
Transfer Cabinet time required for a transfer from dig mode to propel mode and back is the time required for the motion brakes to set.

4MVA single secondary transformer replaces the 3MVA dual secondary transformer with no increase in power demand. This
Main Transformer provides a simpler transformer, and the capacity to support operation of the Inverter Supply units to regulate power factor
and harmonics under a wide range of mine power system conditions.

Auxiliary Transformer Windings for DC motor field exciter feeds removed, providing a simpler transformer.

High Voltage Cabinet No change from DC model.

Lower HV Disconnect No change from DC model.

Lower Control Cabinet Expanded I/O to accommodate more options.

Auxiliary Panel Board Expanded from 14 breaker capacity to 22 breaker capacity to allow for more options.

LH Room Expanded I/O to accommodate more options.

New climate controlled rear room module houses the AC Drive Line-Up. The AC drives are enclosed in a temperature and
Rear Room dust controlled environment.

Mechanical 4100XPC AC Difference
Rollers and Roller Paths Roller width was increased to reduce operating stresses and improve overall roller circle life.
Same outer geometry but built to accommodate wider roller and roller paths. This includes improved weld geometry intended to
Carbody improve overall structural fatigue life.
Heavier lugs for the rear gantry and hoist gear case, thicker internal stiffeners, and integrated one-piece bottom plate that
Revolving Frame eliminates laminated roller path pad. This is designed to reduce operating stresses and improve structural fatigue life.
Gantry Boss plates eliminated to promote better structural fatigue lives. Also improved gantry platform for easier installation.
New lubed boom rub rails, thicker internal stiffeners, and upgraded boom wear bar construction designed to reduce handle to
Boom boom wear, prevent wear box crush, and minimize shipper shaft adjustment requirements, as well as improve boom structural
fatigue life. Both AC and DC models have structurally improved boom point sheaves to help increase overall sheave life.
New handles on AC and DC, and improved rack termination joints for better structural performance. Handle and rack design
Dipper Handles lives are better matched to help reduce the number of overall handle rebuilds.
Crawler Frames (including Front New splined front idler assembly design is intended to provide a higher overall front idler assembly life, and help minimize idler
Idlers and Tumblers) change outs.
Improved thrust plate eliminates ball and wear plate design to help minimize transmission wear debris and promote longer
Swing Transmissions overall lives. This is now standard on both AC and DC models.
Propel Transmissions Ratio increased in 1st reduction to match new AC motors. Also designed in improved thrust plates to help minimize wear debris.
Both models have new adjustable saddle blocks which eliminate shimming on the vertical wear plate and allow for a more
Saddle Blocks robust bolting arrangement on the horizontal wear plates. These design changes are intended to help improve the adjustment
procedure to reduce maintenance associated with saddle block adjustments.
Hoist Drum Assembly Larger bull gear and larger capacity bearings to match AC characteristics and promote longer drum assembly life.
Increased ratio to match AC characteristics and larger intermediate bearings with bearing capsules to promote longer lives and
Hoist Gear Case reduce gearbox rebuild requirements.
New modular enclosed rear room design provides climate control and allows for a more efficient machine assembly and
Rear Room machine relocation.
LH/RH Room No change from DC model.
Ring Gear AC ring gear has additional mounting holes. Interchangeable to DC; not vice versa.
Right angle gearbox, tugger location moved towards the rear of the house. Assembly better positioned to help provide more
Hoist Rope Tugger efficient alignment when pulling in hoist ropes.
Hoist Drum Guards Improved hoist drum guards intended to make hoist rope changes easier.
Designed to accommodate rear room. Both AC and DC CWT castings are now flush with the bottom of the CWT box increasing
Counterweight Box cable reel clearance.
Shipper Shaft No change from DC model.
Center Gudgeon No change from DC model.
Propel Motor Base New Design to accommodate AC Motors.
Machinery House House design changed with addition of enclosed Rear Room.
Dipper Trip No change from DC model.
Hatch Covers Flat roof design with Mebac plate.
Swing Shafts No change from DC model.
Operator Coop No change from DC model.
Crawler Shoe No change from DC model.
Crawler Rod Bolts No change from DC model.
Hoist Ropes No change from DC model.
Troughs Changed to accommodate AC requirements.
Stairways Upper stairways moved away from sidewalls. The other stairways are the same.
Air Compressor No change from DC model.
Crowd Drive Assembly New motor base, belt sheaves and redesigned/improved belt case.
Crowd/Swing XMSN Filter Flow Sensor added, maintenance access improved
Dipper No change from DC model.

NOTE: All designs, specifications and components of

the equipment described above are subject to change
at manufacturer’s sole discretion at any time without
advance notice. Data published herein is informational
in nature and shall not be construed to warranty the
suitability of the equipment for any particular purpose as
performance may vary with conditions encountered. The
P&H MinePro Services only warranty applicable is our standard written warranty
1-888-MINEPRO for this equipment and all other warranties are disclaimed.
Outside the U.S. and Canada P&H and P&H MinePro Services are trademarks of
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