Becker Mining SA has completed delivery of the first consignment of winding rope attachments to a client in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, in the northern part of South Africa.
“The scope of this contract encompasses the design, manufacture and delivery of rope attachments to suit three different winders on the mine, as well as a complete spare set,” says Tom Searle, senior general manager: mechanical, Becker Mining SA. “Becker has also supplied rope handling equipment, including WRC clamps, used during installation and maintenance of ropes.
“All equipment is proof load tested by Becker Mining to two-and-a-half times the safe working loads it will be subjected to in service. It also complies fully with all the relevant mine health and safety acts and mining regulations.”
Four sets of head rope attachments and four sets of tail rope attachments are required for the 4,5m drum diameter Koepe winder, which accommodates 38mm head ropes and 40mm tail ropes. Complete 30 ton rocket type safety detaching hook sets were supplied for the man/material winder which has a 4,88m drum and 51mm ropes.
The contract also includes a set of 5 ton rocket type safety detaching hook sets to suit the service winder, which has a 26mm rope fitted.
Becker Mining SA
Thomas Searle
Tel: (011) 617-6300