Conveyor Take Up Winches for Mining Applications by Vector Lifting

Vector Lifting has
continued to design improvements on their take-up winches with the assistance
of onsite engineers and maintenance crew to ensure that all parties are satisfied
with supplied product.

The latest shipment of winches have been designed to ensure simple installation
and operation onsite. With focus around ease of use for operators, Vector
Lifting has incorporate a number of features that assist with productivity and
ensure a safe working environment. Vector Lifting has designed the take-up winches to perform the task
required with safety as the primary design consideration, leading to the
incorporation of a number of features that have been developed through the
design process. The safety features assist in ensuring an efficient shutdown of
the conveyor and reduces downtime in production.

Through the design
and manufacture process Vector Lifting ensures that a Safety of Machinery study
and risk assessment completed in compliance with AS4024.2014. Vector Lifting uses this standard as the basis for Design Risk
Assessment for the re-development of existing products and design new
products. Throughout both design and manufacturing stages the risk
assessment is established and periodically reviewed to ensure risk to the
health and safety of people associated with the use of the machine is
minimised, ensuring safe installation and operation. As well as the
impacts on people, the effects of the machine itself and to the surrounding
equipment and environment is also considered.

Each new product
is re-assessed to ensure that the conditions and requirements of the new site
and operating location is considered, as well as applying client specific
prerequisites. A focus around ease of maintenance of the winches was taken into
consideration during the design as downtime of the winch will cause additional slowdown
in production. The winch is designed to have interchangeable parts with all
Vector winches and easy access lubrication points fitted to the winch.

Design of Controls,
Guarding and Interlocks are critical areas in the interaction between the
operators and the winches in order to provide safe and efficient equipment.
This is a key area for the safe use of the winch in direct relation to
personnel. Examples of major features that have been include in the winch
design through risk assessments and design workshops include Load cells, rope
overlay detection, inspection points and clear signage.

Vector Lifting
is an Australian owned and operated company based in Western Australia. We
design and fabricate our equipment in house with full compliance to Australian
Standards and relevant site requirements, and have a fully certified Quality
Assurance system under ISO9001.

Vector Lifting
specialises in all material handling products for both the local and mining
industries. With over 30 years of experience Vector Lifting understand that
each requirement and application is different and offer tailor made solutions
for Jib Cranes, Spreader and Lifting Frames, Hoists, Railway and Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment and engineering and design consulting.

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