CS-20 Coal Mine

Rio Tinto—Hunter Valley
Intermediate Boom Rope Support Tensioners
Original Set-Up
Heavy steel TEE Bars and jacks need to be lifted and installed to tension the ropes and then removed.
Issues Experienced
  • Manual Handling Concerns
  • Rating concerns with 1” UNC bolts used with jacks
  • OH&S concerns due to working at hieghts.
Technofast Product Used

EziTite IBS Tensioners—EZI-IBS-212X4-000.

  • Easy installation and handling
  • Removed major OH&S concerns
  • Ability to check rope loads quickly and easily
Installation Time

Old Method = 2 hours 30 minutes (2-3 personnel) per rope
New Method = 45 minutes(2 personnel) per rope

Time Saving = 1 hours 45 minutes

CS-20 Coal Mine
CS-11 Steel Mill

Many improvements to Steel Products

Has received great acceptance from the onsite maintenance crew.

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