Scaling is one of the more hazardous functions in the underground mining process. Because of the dangers in areas with unsupported back, rib and face rock surfaces, proper mechanized scaling methods and equipment are critical to safety and productivity. Getman designs its purpose-built scalers to perform these rigorous scaling activities safely and effectively. Getman dedicates scaling machines to incorporate specific protection features for the scaler operator that may not be present in unspecialized equipment.
Significant damage and downtime can result from rock falls and improper utilization of unspecialized equipment, such as rock drill rigs. These machines are not designed for scaling. Using drill rigs as scaling machines can result in both direct and indirect costs including:
In multiple heading situations, it is possible to use numerous pieces of equipment simultaneously in different headings and stages of the production cycle. Dedicated mechanical scalers enable utilization of drill rigs in different headings while the mechanical scaler performs scaling functions, thereby increasing drill rig utilization.
Getman purpose-built mechanical scalers are a key component of maintaining safe and productive working environments in underground operations. Dedicated mechanical scalers are the safest way to bring down loose material from back and rib surfaces.
Up to 678N·m (500ft·lb) force at a range of 1,000 to 1,250 blows per minute
Scaling Boom Built for Strength
Getman A64 units not only safeguard workers using the equipment, they redefine how tasks are performed, making underground mining operations safer and more efficient.