ABB has released the ABB Ability Safety Plus line of products for mine hoists.
The suite includes the Safety Plus Hoist Monitor (SPHM), the Safety Plus Hoist Protector (SPHP) and the Safety Plus Brake System (SPBS), including Safety Brake Hydraulics (SBH). All products will offer a greater level of personnel and equipment safety, the company said.
ABB said the ABB SIL 3 SPBS is the mining industry's first fully independently certified Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL 3) mine hoist brake system. To bring or keep the hoist in a safe state, the SPHP can interface with a safety brake system and also with a drive and hoist control system.
Everything is compliant with the standards of IEC62061 and have been certified by the independent Research Institute of Sweden (RISE).
“Labor safety is a key priority for mine operators and increasing legislation underlines this imperative,” said global product line manager for hoisting Oswald Deuchar.
“Components and self-diagnostics will ensure high availability of the mine hoist while providing the highest level of safety. These products are ready-made safety solutions, which are exhaustively tested in house, and designed for tough mine environments.”