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Drilling rescue boreholes in the Chinese coal industry

In spite of intensive efforts and significant progress in the area of occupational safety, the Chinese coal industry is still a relatively dangerous environment to work in. As well as introducing a large number of operational and organisational measures, the China National Coal Development Company took another step towards improving passive safety in 2012 by ordering six German-built rigs for ...

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Mobile hitching device attaches to rockbolts as an anti-fall personal protection system

Rockbolts are widely used for strata support in the salt and potash mining industries. Large numbers of such bolts are installed in the roof to prevent slabs of salt from breaking away and crashing down. Many underground tasks have to be performed where there is a risk of falling. A newly developed mobile hitching device now means that for the ...

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Magnetic protective caps for milling heads

Extremely sharp cutting heads are used when workpieces are machined in milling machines. There is a danger of lacerations and infections from cooling lubricants when the milling heads are installed/removed and during the measurement procedures. The trainee Felix Röwekämper had the right idea to make working safer. He developed a new type of individually adapted protective caps for milling heads ...

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