Becker Mining South Africa’s distributor in Rustenburg – Tech-North Rustenburg – has secured an order for 26 Kito electric and manual chain hoists and accessories, for a processing plant at a mine in the North West Province.
“This robust lifting equipment is to be installed in the processing plant and will play a critical role during installation of machinery and thereafter for necessary maintenance,” explains Rick Jacobs, senior general manager for Consumables, Becker Mining South Africa. “Adherence to the strictest safety standards is critical in every aspect of a mining operation, which is why the investment in dependable, industry-approved equipment is essential. To maintain safe and stable operation, it is crucial that hoists are correctly used by properly trained operators and that they are tested regularly at a certified repair centre.”
This project comprises the delivery of 19 5 T Kito ER electric hoists, with dual speed lifting and traversing, with various lifts and the convenience of remote-control operation. The order also includes three 5 T Kito manual chain hoists with a 5 m lift and two 15 T Kito manual chain hoists with a 4.5 m lift, all with overload limiters, geared crawls and suspenders. Becker Mining will also supply one 2 T manual chain hoist with a 4 m lift, with an overload limiter and geared crawl.
These lightweight hoists have a compact aluminium die-cast body that is structurally strong. The IP-55 rated enclosure offers protection against dust and water, which is critical in many applications. For reliable and safe operation, a standard thermal protector prevents the motor from burning out due to excessive usage. An emergency stop button is standard to allow the motor power to be disconnected in an emergency, without disrupting the main power supply.
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