First Local Mobile Rope-Handling System

Tech Edge’s Winches and Winders Division has successfully manufactured and installed South Africa’s first locally designed and built mobile rope-handling system for the Bakubung Mine.
Tech Edge won the tender issued by Worley Parsons in April 2016, based on the company’s reputation in the winder industry, extensive design capabilities and competitive pricing.
The equipment was specifically designed to install head and tail ropes onto a four-rope headgear-mounted Koepe friction winder at the mine in the North West Province.
The key deliverables consisted of four rope reelers, a large two-drum friction winch, a compression beam with deflection sheaves, and four messenger winches, complete with a sophisticated, integrated, electrical control system.
The performance of the rope handling equipment has exceeded the design requirements, including all electrical and safety systems. This gives the client complete control of the ropes, fully satisfying the project objectives.

Tech Edge, Bannister Erasmus or Vanessa Rabie
Tel: (0)11 976-3063