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Twiflex Brakes for Canadian Eléonore Gold Mine Hoist

A leading designer and manufacturer of mine hoists recently specified Twiflex VMS3/SPS brakes for use at Goldcorp’s Eléonore gold mine in northern Canada. The mine is projected to process 7,000t throughput a day, producing 600,000oz of gold a year over the 15-year life-of-mine. Eléonore will be one of the largest underground mines in Canada and is expected to cost $1.4bn to build. First production is expected late this year.

The mine hoist brake order consisted of ten VMS3/SPS calipers for installation on a 20ft diameter double-drum, single-clutch mine hoist which has two brake discs; one disc is positioned on the fixed drum and one disc on the clutched drum. The fixed drum utilises six VMS3/SPSs and the clutched drum has four VMS3/SPSs. Each brake produces 240kN of braking force at a 2.5mm air gap with greater than two million cycles of fatigue life available at this rating. The mine-ready, robust design of the VMS3/SPS features a strengthened housing which integrates additional springs for improved braking force.

To read further about Twiflex’s Eléonore gold mine project, download the free white paper.

Twiflex Brakes for Canadian Eléonore Gold Mine Hoist

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