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Federal Pacific: Power Equipment Endorsed by Carroll Technologies

Power distribution engineered equipment

As a division of Electro-Mechanical Corporation, Federal Pacific has been manufacturing transformers and switchgears for more than 60 years. Offering expertly manufactured power distribution products, as well as repair and maintenance services, the company has built a reputation for being customer orientated. Federal Pacific forayed into the mining sector in the ’70s as the industry continued to grow, providing customized power distribution solutions worldwide. In the US, Federal Pacific has partnered with Carroll Technologies to distribute products to more than 800 American mines.

“We’ve distributed their products for decades and they supply transformers, high voltage and low voltage switchgears, power centers, substations and connectors,” explains Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood.

“Not only have we sold and distributed their products for years to the mining industry, but we also offer factory authorized repair for their products. We keep a lot of inventory of their products, so they’re readily available. Federal Pacific is a very good, very long-established company in the mining industry, they offer excellent expertise and power equipment.”

Customized products are designed and engineered by an experienced team, and during fabrication and assembly, each product is thoroughly inspected. The checks cover all specific operational functions that must demonstrate compliance with high-quality assurance standards in Federal Pacific’s ISO 2000 registered facility.

For a quote to purchase Federal Pacific power equipment for your mine, call Carroll Technologies on 606-573-1000 or send an enquiry here.

Customers who purchase power equipment through Carroll gain access to the industry-leading support service, MinerCare 24/7. This includes factory-authorized repair and certification carried out by Carroll, as well as technical support, rapid emergency response, and an extensive spare parts inventory.

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North America’s Leading Supplier of Electrical and Communications Equipment to the Mining and Tunneling Industries

Electrical equipment

Electrical products are essential to maintaining efficient mining operations. Carroll Technologies supplies plugs, receptacles, ground monitors, moulded case circuit breakers, longwall lighting systems, splice kits, fuses, switches, tools, and amp & volt metres. Manufacturers include Eaton/Cutler Hammer, SPX Services, SMC Electrical Products, American Electric Equipment and Bluefield Manufacturing (BMI).

Communication equipment in Carroll Technologies’ vast portfolio includes products manufactured by Lockeed Martin, Pyott-Boone, Becker/Varis and Allen Bradley. Lockeed Martin’s MagneLink is a self-contained, wireless communications system for two-way voice/text communications. MSHA-approved leaky feeder radio communications systems are manufactured by Becker/Varis and supplied through Carroll Technologies, as well as the Minecom system, which is distributed in partnership with Pyott-Boone. Underground communications also include Pyott-Boone’s Page Boss pager telephones and the Comtrol pager phone system.

Carroll Technologies’ Central Communications Centre is an integrated command and control room that combines voice and data communications, as well as location tracking and atmospheric monitoring systems.

Having supplied to and supported more than 800 mines across North America, Carroll Technologies provides a comprehensive range of services, including post-purchase support. Carroll’s support team offers 24/7 MinerCare, as well as maintenance and repairs. Carroll’s rapid response services ensure that safety equipment can be repaired or delivered to a mine in any emergency situation.

Comprehensive training is also provided to our clients to keep staff up to date with the best safety practices and proper procedures.

Carroll Technologies ensures that mining operators choose the most efficient electric and communication equipment for the application and site conditions. Mining consultancy services cover product support, communications network design, factory authorised repair, a service exchange programme and rapid response safety compliance.

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North America’s Leading Supplier of Conveyor Belt Fasteners

Conveyor Belt Monitoring and Control in Mines (Shuttersock)

Through a partnership with GORO America, Carroll supplies a comprehensive range conveyor belt fasteners and splicing solutions.

GORO’s record V6 (RV6) series is a complete fastener strip, which is installed on the belt across the full width. This prevents fastener loss or damage during storage and transportation. The loop section is designed to maintain an even radius after the fastener is clenched, in order to provide a good working surface for the connecting pin.

GORFLEX bolt plate fasteners are simple to install and are ideal for the quick repair of belt tears. They offer excellent impact resistance and are suitable for hard rock conveying systems and the transportation of abrasive substances such as sand, gravel, cement, crushed stone, coal and salt.

Carroll’s portfolio also includes adhesives, miner equipment, electronics, communication equipment, lighting solutions, power distribution equipment, safety solutions, motor controls and monitoring.

Carroll Technologies provides more than just mining and safety products, offering a range of services such as product consultancy and post-purchase support. All products supplied through Carroll are supported by its 24/7 MinerCare service, which includes on-call technical support, certified repair centres, a spare parts inventory worth more than $7 million, same day delivery and repair processes that meet or exceed MSHA requirements.

Rapid response services support mine operators in any emergency situations, from machine break down to mine fires. Safety equipment such as self-rescuers, hand held monitoring equipment, cap lights, radios, atmospheric monitoring components and tracking components can be delivered to the site, along with rush repair of equipment.

Training is also provided to keep workers up to date with safety regulations and proper usage procedures for products provided through Carroll.

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America’s Leading Supplier of Mine and Tunnel Safety Equipment

mine foam sealant for mining ventilation

With more than 30 years of experience providing safety solutions to more than 800 mines, Carroll Technologies is ideally positioned to ensure the safe and efficient operations of mines and tunnels.

Carroll’s range of safety equipment includes self-contained self-rescuers (SCSR), underground refuge chambers, multi-gas detection instruments, ventilation and air quality testing, firefighting equipment and foam packs, anemometers and temperature controls, as well as testing and calibration equipment.

To ensure that safety equipment continues to run efficiently, Carroll provides comprehensive post-purchase services, from rapid response teams, to next-day delivery and technical support. Carroll Technologies offers consultancy services to ensure that operators choose the best equipment for their application. All products are backed by MinerCare 24/7 support and are MSHA approved.

With a distribution network of more than 70 manufactures, Carroll Technologies has partnered with industry leading companies to provide the best safety equipment available to the mining industry, including Ocenco, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA), Davis Inotek Instruments and Task Force Tips.

Ocenco’s Self Rescuers are supplied through Carroll Technologies. They use pure oxygen instead of chemical based solutions used by alternative vendors. This allows for an extended work-life, a critical feature for mine safety, as they can be repaired and refurbished (unlike chemical-based solutions).

From Mine Safety Appliances (MSA), Carroll distributes a range of safety products, including Solaris Gas Detection units, Galaxy Calibration units for Solaris & Altair spotters, Elf Dust Pumps and Fall Protection Equipment.

Carroll Technologies portfolio of products includes miner equipment and tracking, communications, monitoring, power distribution equipment, motor controls, electronics and a mine central communications centre. Carroll also provides factory authorised repair that meets MSHA specifications, as well as a range of rapid response safety components such as self-rescuers, hand held gas detectors, circuit breakers, cab lights, radios, atmospheric monitoring and tracking components.

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Leaky Feeder Amplifier: Improving Communications for Mining Operations

Atmospheric Monitoring Devices & Equipment for Mining

How Does a Leaky Feeder Amplifier Work?

A leaky feeder amplifier acts as an antenna for devices to receive a signal, and drastically expands the distance over which miners can communicate with each other.

This means a worker ten miles underground can easily speak to a colleague on the surface, using the antenna between them to connect the signal.

This is done via a stationary telephone console such as the Pyott Boone Electronics (PBE) 112 mine telephone, a two-way radio which can be integrated into a leaky feeder system.

This phone, which is distributed by leading mine safety equipment supplier Carroll Technologies Group, can be incorporated into PBE’s fourth generation of leaky feeder technology.

This incorporates systems such as proximity alerts, gas monitoring, as well as both text and voice communication into the leaky feeder amplifier system, improving safety throughout an operation as notice of emergency can be passed through the site more efficiently.

Leaky feeder systems require an amplifier to expand their reach PBE’s bidirectional line amplifier 4 (BDA-4) maintains signal levels throughout a leaky feeder system, and can be used as a tag reader, modem or gateway. It incorporates SAW filter design to increase bandwidth and provide solid and consistent RF performance.

BDA-4 supports voice and data transmission, with wireless tracking interconnectivity and wires interconnectivity on select models.

The device also is designed to adjust to the radio signal it receives accordingly to minimise the risks of noise degradation, with three multi-platform communications adapter slots which allow it to adapt to multiple leaky feeder systems.

The BDA-4 also provides both remote and local diagnostics to indicate the current state of the amplifier for ease of maintenance.

24/7 Support and Customer Care

Carroll Technologies Group representatives are always on hand, through either a scheduled visit or via a phone call to one of its expert MinerCare operatives, to provide all necessary repairs and technical support a customer of theirs may need on their leaky feeder amplifier.

MinerCare support is available 24/7, meaning there’s always a helping hand available for customers of Carroll, even during a late-night shift.

The brand prides itself on fostering a healthy working relationship with its clients, meaning when you buy a Carroll Technologies product, you aren’t just investing in a device that will serve you here and now but in your business’ future.

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Becker Mining Systems: Why Carroll is North America’s leading supplier

Becker Mining Systems

We provide automation, communication, transportation and infrastructure technology solutions from Becker Mining Systems for mining and tunnelling industries. Becker is a Germany-based company with products including energy distribution by Endis, automation by Mincos, communication by Smartcom, haulage by Minetrans and infrastructure by Minesupport.

Becker’s energy distribution products include a range of contractors, e-houses, power centres, switch gears and transformers. Its automation solutions cover belt management, environmental control and fieldbus designs, and its communication solutions include network infrastructure, proximity detection systems, RFID technology, remote blasting and a voice over internet protocol system. Its haulage solutions comprise chair lifts, pumps, rope attachment and trains, and its infrastructure solutions cover arch support, armoured face conveyers, breakers and crushers, longwall systems and powered roof support.

As well as supplying Becker systems, Carroll provides an all-around service, from design to installation, to servicing and repair. We will ensure that installation is fully integrated with existing systems from other suppliers, as well as provide servicing and repair service with 24/7 technical support.

All products and services provided by Carroll Technologies are supported by our MineCare 24/7 support team, with services including on-call technical support, certified repair centres, a spare parts inventory worth more than $7 million, same-day delivery from 11 distribution networks across North America, and expert repair services guaranteed to meet MSHA specifications.

Becker Mining Systems is part of our distribution network of more than 70 manufacturers, spanning across 13 distribution networks in North America. Our services cover rapid response safety compliance, a service exchange program, factory authorised repair and around the clock product support.

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Federal Pacific: why Carroll Technologies is North America’s Leading Supplier

Mining Transformer

For more than 30 years, Carroll Technologies has been serving the mining industry across North America, supplying more than 800 mines with safety, communication, power and electrical equipment.

Federal Pacific is a division of Electro-Mechanical Corporation, which specialises in the manufacturing of power generation, transmission and distribution solutions. Its product portfolio includes low voltage/dry-type transformers, pad-mounted switchgears, metal-enclosed switchgears and custom-engineered switchgears.

The company’s broad portfolio of transformers meet the power requirements of a number of sectors, including oil and gas, electric utility and industrial (including mining). It manufactures industrial control transformers, encapsulated or ventilated 600-volt class transformers, high-voltage general purpose transformers, pad-mounted transformers and unit substations/high voltage power, as well as vacuum pressure impregnated (VPI) and vacuum pressure encapsulated (VPE) transformers.

The pad-mounted switchgear range includes the PSI/II Live-Front, PSE Dead-Front, PVE Dead-Front Vacuum Interrupter, PLD Live-Front/Dead-Front, FTDF Fused Sectionalizer with Elbow Switching and the PMDF Primary Metering. Federal Pacific also provides a metal-enclosed load interrupter switchgear and unit substation primary switchgear.

With a distribution network of more than 70 trusted manufacturers, Carroll Technologies can meet your power distribution needs. In addition to Federal Pacific, Carroll Technologies is partnered with Benshaw, J & R Manufacturing, Mining Controls, ABB and SMC Electrical Products in order to provide a comprehensive range of equipment, including variable frequency drives, motor and drive controls, power centres and AC connectors.

Carroll Technologies provides more than just power distribution solutions. All products supplied through Carroll are covered by MinerCare 24/7, which offers on-call technical support, factory authorised repair centres for its most prominent partners (including Pyott-Boone, MSA, Eaton, ComTrol and SMC), a spare parts inventory worth more than $7 million, same-day delivery from a network of 11 US distribution centres, and MSHA-approved repair processes.

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Mining Controls: Why Carroll Technologies is North America’s Leading Supplier

Mining controls on excavator

Mining Controls (MCI) designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of mining power products, from electrical apparatus such as power substations, AC switchgears, reactors and ground monitors, to MSHA-approved mine lighting such as head lights, explosion-proof light enclosures and area lights.

MCI’s manufacturing facility houses areas for enclosure fabrication, powder coating, transformers and reactors, final assembly and testing. Its product line includes electrical power distribution equipment for any underground mining operation.

Carroll Technologies supplies more than just Mining Control products. We provide around the clock technical support and post-purchase services.

Built on more than thirty years of experience and a distribution network comprising more than 70 manufacturers, we provide factory-authorised repairs and stock a spare parts inventory worth more than $7 million. We serve more than 800 mines across North America, shipping products from our 13 distribution centres.

MinerCare 24/7, the most comprehensive support service available to the US mining industry, offers on-call expert technical support and MSHA certified repair. Our rapid response service is equipped to deal with emergency situations from mine fires to critical machine downtime.

Done improperly, mining can be incredibly dangerous for both workers and the environment. It is essential to monitor and control conditions in and around mines to keep hazards from becoming danger. All products supplied by Carroll are supported by our MineCare 24/7 service.

We provide network design and consulting services, working as infrastructure advisors and ensuring effective communication between IT departments and underground teams. Additionally, we provide training courses for major products, ensuring best safety practises and proper installation and maintenance.

Our services and product line includes miner equipment and tracking, communication solutions, monitoring and safety equipment, power distribution equipment, motor controls and electronics.