Machinery and Transportation Systems

End-of-wind protection devices for vertical and incline shafts
The occurrence and cause of overwind and underwind events in underground mining were investigated in conjunction with devices, which are at present being applied to prevent and control such incidents.  Proposals for in-shaft systems
Drum winder rope deterioration studies
Deep shaft drum winder operations will be allowed if such winder installations comply with the requirements of a code of practice (SABS0294). The specifications of the winder code of practice were largely based on experience, but some
Develop discard criteria for non-spin wire ropes
The initial project objective was to correlate the level of internal broken wire indications, obtained using a magnetic rope test instrument, with rope strength loss and then to propose a given indication level at which non-spin ropes are
Develop a code of practice for rope winding systems
Develop a code of practice for rope winding systems
Deterioration of mine winder rope
Deterioration of mine winder rope
Criteria safe use of commercial personnel transportation underground
Criteria safe use of commercial personnel transportation underground
Bursary Development of a design procedure for SELDA strips
Bursary Development of  a design procedure for SELDA strips
Brake testing of trackless mobile equipment
The aim of this project is to develop an in-service brake testing specification for trackless mobile mining machinery of less than 50 ton.  The primary output of this project is an in-service brake testing specification for trackless
Booklet transport tramming accidents in trackless vehicles
Booklet railbound transport hazard recognition training
Booklet railbound transport hazard recognition training