Mobile test rig enhances safety of South African mines


by  on March 23, 2010


This month our Global Traveler heads to South Africa, where a mobile test rig is used by our distributor to test chain hoists and slings at various mine sites. There is a charge for this service and it is deemed to be a valuable contribution to the safety of their mines. On set days the testing team visits a mine site and tests all the chain hoists and slings in the rigger’s stores. If any are found to have inadequate brakes or minor defects, they are usually repaired on site and retested. If a major repair is required, the hoist is sent to the distributor for repair. Comprehensive records are compiled for each item for the mine and these are kept on site.

Today’s Global Traveler feature was provided by Roger Day, the Managing Director of our facility in Westmead, South Africa.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Gisela Clark Gisela Clark September 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

Hello Gerhard,

Thank you very much for your inquiry. We will send it over to our colleagues in your region and they will be in contact with you shortly with some specifics.

Many thanks!

GERHARD ENGELBRECHT September 17, 2013 at 2:34 am

good day

I need a quotation on a trailer mounted test rig, must be linked to a printer that can print out a test report after each test completed.



Gisela Clark Gisela Clark June 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Hello Cat,
Thank you for your comment. I have forwarded your information to our office in South Africa, where these photos and the application originated. They will contact you directly.
Best wishes,

Andrew 'Cat' Mangi June 7, 2011 at 2:53 am

Hi Gisela,

I would very must be greatfull if you could send me a design of the test rig trailer if possible. I am looking for a similar design version of a mobile test trailer, similar to your above photos. Very must appreciated

Yours Truly
Cat Mangi……

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