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April 16, 2020updated 16 Nov 2020 1:43pm

Recovery slings for mines and tunnels: Reducing manpower requirements and safety hazards

Recovery slings for mines and tunnels (or tow slings) are an essential part of lifting and transporting heavy loads. Strong and effective recovery slings reduce how many workers are required for the application, as well as improving safety and preventing breakages.

By Nikki Thompson

Recovery slings for mines and tunnels (or tow slings) are an essential part of lifting and transporting heavy loads. Strong and effective recovery slings reduce how many workers are required for the application, as well as improving safety and preventing breakages.

According to Allen Haywood, president of Carroll Technologies: “When a chain breaks or a cable breaks, it has very serious consequences to anyone near. It can take legs off, it can cause head injuries. It can kill people.”

Given the potential risks of inferior recovery slings for mines and tunnels, mine owners are focussed on finding quality products. One such product is the high-strength, light-weight, low-stretch Panther tow sling. It is constructed from a 12-strand multiple grommet strength member, consisting of 100% Dyneema fiber. It offers chafe protection for abrasion resistance and is significantly lighter than wires and chains, making it easy to use and reducing manpower requirements. 

“The Samson Rope product has been around for a long time, but has really taken off due to the safety issues of using steel cable and chains,” explains Haywood. “This is a product that is equally as strong, if not stronger, in the same application.”

“Samson has built a great relationship with customers and worked very well with us. They stand out above and beyond any other nylon rope type manufacturers. They’re the oldest company with the best reputation and the highest quality product.”

Customers who purchase recovery sling products for mines and tunnels through Carroll Technologies benefit from MinerCare 24/7, which offers technical support, factory authorized repair, and rapid emergency response. 

Panther recover slings available through Carroll include:

  • Panther recovery sling 55MT (8.04037E+13)
  • Panther recovery sling (8.04065E+13)
  • Panther recovery sling 415 MT (8.04109E+13)
  • Panther recovery sling 115 metric TON (8.04053E+13)

For more information or to get a quote for your mining project, call 606-573-1000 or send an enquiry here.

This article was first published on Carroll Technologies

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