Wilshaw worked with its long-term project partner RUC Cementation Mining Contractors to design and fabricate an automated top spanner arrangement for its large raisebore rigs.
This not only reduces the amount of manual handling required for rod changing, but provides employment opportunities as it reduces the physical nature of the task.
Previously, top spanners would be manually placed in the chuck.
Further, it not only minimises the physical aspect of the task, but the potential for injury in the case of unintentional movement when installing the top wrenches.
Watch the automated top spanner in action!
It was great to once again work with RUC Cementation Mining on this project.
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