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The training should give the participants a common theme about the application of mechanical excavation machines in mining and tunnelling – from the assessment of rock mass cuttability, over the basic principles and methods of mechanical cutting to machine types and technologies. The training will end with application examples referring to real field cases.

This course is part of the project “CLC East Professional School

Course Content

  • Characterization of rock and rock mass for cuttability
  • Cutting technology and methods in general and in detail
  • Machine technology and types
  • Application knowledge and practical examples / field cases


The course is combining classroom lectures with a laboratory and company tour (location of the lectures and laboratory tour will be Montanuniversität Leoben, the company tour will be at the premises of Sandvik Mining and Construction GmbH).

Target Participants

This course has been designed for professionals from the mining and tunneling industry.

Registration Deadline

Saturday, 13 October 2018

More details available here.

For information about the course and registration, please follow the link.