Mobile test rig enhances safety of South African mines

Mobile test rig enhances safety of South African mines


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.

Gisela Clark

Gisela Clark is an eMarketing Specialist for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

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4 Replies to “Mobile test rig enhances safety of South African mines”

  1. 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!

  2. 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,

  3. 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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