Mining equipment manufacturer Becker Mining South Africa reports that its range of hydraulic winches reduces manpower requirements, as one man is able to control a number of machines simultaneously.
Becker Mining South Africa product manager Charlotte Megannon notes that, as a result of continuous acti- vity time, savings are increased and operator fatigue is reduced.
The company’s hydraulic winches range is ideally suited for lifting or pulling heavy loads and complements the manual range of Tirfor pulling and lifting handheld machines.
“This unit also offers increased safety and greater precision of operation as a result of the easy-to-operate flow control valves,” says Megannon.
The Tirfor hydraulic system includes a hydraulic power pack, which allows remote operation – individually or simultaneously – of one, two or four machines. The TU 16H unit has a load capacity of 1.6 t, while the TU 32H unit has a capa- city of 3.2 t. These machines are fitted with a self-reciprocating hydraulic arm.
The rectilinear motion of these winches enables operation in any direction – hori- zontal, vertical or angled – and for any height of lift or length of pull. The Tirfor is further enhanced by a separate, unlimi- ted wire rope, which has been specially developed to suit this machine.
The unique design of Tirfor’s U-shaped jaws, which fit around wire rope to hold a load, a self-sustaining mechanism, an operat- ing lever, which remains where it is after movement, and a shear pin that prevents overloading, all ensure safe operation.
Becker Mining South Africa’s national branch and distributor network provide a full application, test, repair and after-sales service.