Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Overcoming Challenges in Maintenance of Mine Skips and Other Equipment
Mining is a millennia-old industry that has seen many advancements. Throughout the years, new equipment have been designed to make mining more efficient and safer for workers. Perhaps one of the most problematic aspects of the industry lies in maintenance of loading, dumping and haulage equipment. Due to the harsh nature of the work and the environment, equipment such as aluminum mine skips, cages and various machinery take considerable wear and tear. When one essential equipment is compromised, it could cripple the entire process. Maintenance Challenges Most mine haulage equipment are designed for a mine’s specific needs. As a result, each equipment is unique and require specific measures in order to keep in good shape. Neglected, faulty machinery can lead to accidents and injuries to their operators or other various mine workers. Custom made equipment also require specially crafted spare parts that would most likely be available where it was made in the first place.