Making a mine safe by scaling — removing loose material from roofs, walls and faces — and reinforcing with bolts and concrete is a very important aspect of the work underground from both a safety and an efficiency point of view. The work needs to be done quickly, but the risk of a collapse means that there are no shortcuts to a safe working environment.
The human eye and mechanical power are both vital factors in making absolutely sure that the mine is safe. The latest technology does not, in other words, always generate the best results: it may actually be the most user-friendly solution that gets you where you need to go.
The key to our success is allowing the users to be involved in the development of our products.
One company whose success is a direct result of the influence of the machine operators – the scalers – on product development is Jama Mining Machines AB.
“The key to our success is allowing the users to be involved in the development of our products. Optimum productivity comes from having a safe, robust and powerful machine that is also ergonomically designed to suit the operator and his or her needs,” says Business Development Manager, Anders Norberg.