Winder Communication & Control
Mine winders are important items of infrastructure in underground mining and there are many installations operating within the industry.
Mine winders are considered as HIGH RISK plant, the failure of which has potential for multiple fatalities. Some mine winders have the potential to carry in excess of 150 people in a single lift. Therefore, it is essential that every winder & conveyance have a fit for purpose communications and data telemetry system installed to ensure the safety of its workforce and the continuous operation of the mine
Often these installations comprise many variations of design ranging from single rope drum vertical shaft, drift slope haulage systems and vertical shaft friction winder systems. At TECOM we will have the right control, data, voice and video systems to meet and exceed all your safety concerns. CERBERUS BROCHURE
The application of mine winders range from those designed for personnel transport only to those designed for both personnel and materials transport duty and to those designed solely for the purpose of materials haulage. TECOM is able to provide a Turn Key solution from the design, installation and commissioning of the winder including all Safety Automation PLC hardware and communication control equipment. Winders are permanent items of the operational mine’s infrastructure which at some point will often need upgrades or refurbishing to meet ever increase production outputs or new compliance requirements.
TECOM has the skills to ensure we can complete any upgrades in a timely fashion. In addition infrastructure winders there are shaft sinking winders required for relatively short term projects associated with the development of new or an extension of existing underground mines. which are also required to have a means of safe communication as shown in the extract below:
All Personnel Transport EUC’s operating on powered winding systems, shall be provided with a suitable means to:
(a) Give audible and visual signals to;
(b) Receive audible and/or visual signals from; and
(c) Communicate by speech with any place where any such means of signalling and communication is necessary to enable the powered winding system to be used safely.
TECOM alone has in excess of 26 years’ experience in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of drift and shaft winder radio data and communication systems throughout the mining industry both in Coal and Hard Rock applications. TECOM has installed but not limited to the following radio conveyance control systems into mines throughout NSW
ANGUS PLACE COLLIERY – MANNERING COLLIERY – TERALBA COLLIERY – BERRIMA COLLIERY – AUSTAR COLLIERY – NEWSTAN COLLIERY – MYUNA COLLIERY
APPIN COLLIERY – METROPOLITAN COLLIERY – WEST CLIFF COLLIERY – WEST WALLSEND COLLIERY – PEAK GOLD MINES – COBAR CSA MINE – TAHMOOR COLLIERY