15 Nov Mine hoist gear couplings: The gift that keeps on giving
A couple of days before Christmas, CBC was approached by a customer who had experienced a sudden breakdown on their mine winder, the hoisting application they were running underground.
“The mine winder is usually located in a shed nearby the recognisable scaffolded tower operation that runs the cables,” explains Steve Hittmann, CBC Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems and Belt Drives. “This is definitely a critical component for an underground mining operation, as without it the capacity for carrying materials up and down from the underground operation is reduced to zero.”
With the wheel of the mining hoist out of action, and a replacement up to six months out, the customer was facing the possibility of extended downtime on operations, or worse, a full halt to production.
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