In many mines, cables are routed along the roof of the mining gallery
for reasons space. Vehicles with booms are necessary for work on
these cables. Previous booms have often only been designed for one
working step and can often not be combined due to hoses and cables
hanging down from the ceiling. This new design permits several
different working steps with one device. The cables required are routed
with igus® e-chains® on the boom.
Marcotte Mining Machinery Services Inc., Ian Martin, Sudbury, Canada