Becker, mining based out of Bristol, is set to be the first US company to build longwall roof supports. The company has been working on international mining projects for over 30 years, but it will be the first US company to locally produce longwall systems for international mining projects.
Becker has been a company responsible for creating a series of strong mining electrical systems over its esteemed history. The company is now set to provide its innovative products to clients in the United States.
This is a big move for the mining industry in the United States. It sets a precedent that other companies may soon follow. Not only will this create jobs locally, but it will also boost the US economy.
The shields that are produced for longwall mining will be built in the United States and then shipped to wherever they are needed. This is a great way to help support the mining industry in America. Shields used in longwall mining are critical for protecting miners from rock falls and other dangers. They are also used to support the roof while miners are working.
Becker’s decision to build its longwall roof supports in the United States is a huge step forwards in mine safety and will create many new jobs. Becker is set to bring down the overall costs for miners worldwide.
Importance of longwall roof supports
A longwall roof support system is an important component of any mining operation. This system helps to ensure that the roof of the mine stays in place and does not collapse, which could lead to disaster. Additionally, a longwall roof support system can also help in preventing rock falls from happening. If these hazards do occur, they are usually less severe because the supports hold up more weight than if they were not there.
A longwall roof support system is made up of several components, including posts, beams, and shears (or clamps). The posts are typically installed at intervals along the length of the wall while the beams are attached to them at either end. The shears or clamps serve two purposes: they hold down the beam during installation so that it doesn’t move and secondly they allow for adjustment if necessary as rocks start to fall offthe wall.
It’s important to choose a company that specializes in designing and installing longwall roof supports systems for mines since this type of work is complex and requires special skillsets.
The quality standards for mining equipment are closely monitored under Becker Varis controls, and the shields they produce are of the highest quality. The news that the United States is committed to producing high-quality products is good news for miners, as it means they will be safer while working.
Becker’s longwall roof supports are just one example of the innovative products that the company produces. Check out more on Becker below.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in Cave radio Communications and electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.