“The Samson Rope product has been around for a long time, but has really taken off due to the safety issues of using steel cable and chains. This is a product that is equally as strong, if not stronger, in the same application,” explains Allen Haywood, president of Carroll Technologies.
“When a chain breaks or a cable breaks, it has very serious consequences to anyone near. It can take legs off, it can cause head injuries. It can kill people.”
Carroll Technologies is a supplier of mining safety equipment, including Samson Rope products. According to Haywood: “Samson has built a great relationship and worked very well with us. They stand out above and beyond any other nylon rope type manufacturers. They’re the oldest company with the best reputation and the highest quality product.”
From pre-sale to installation and post-delivery services, Samson is dedicated to maximizing customer investment. To this day, Samson continues to reinvent, refine and optimize their products.
A popular Samson product used in the mining industry is the Panther Recovery Sling. Panther is a high-strength, lightweight low-stretch recovery tow sling. It is designed for maximum safety and reliability for vehicle recovery and mining applications.
The 12-strand multiple grommet rope is manufactured from 100% Dyneema fiber with chafe protection for superior strength and abrasion resistance. It is considerably lighter than Kevlar, wire and chain, requiring less man power and reducing the risk of safety hazards.
Why Are Ventilation Curtains So Important?
The most common toxic gases in mines are carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, as well as flammable gases such as methane and hydrogen.
The presence of these flammable and toxic gases in mining areas populated with workers or equipment at risk of getting hot or causing sparks can prove fatal.
Methane and coal dust explosions have been the cause of some of the most devastating mining disasters and underground miner fatalities, so quality brattice ventilation curtains are a key priority.
Mining Brattice Curtains from Carroll Technologies
Carroll Technologies, a leading supplier of mining safety equipment for more than 800 mines across the US, offer the industry a range of ventilation solutions.
“Ventilation curtains are provided to us by Bluefield Manufacturing,” explains Carroll president Allen Haywood.
“This product is used in all underground mining applications to properly ventilate, to channel airflow throughout the mine and supply fresh air to areas of the mine that it’s needed and remove contaminated air where it needs to be removed. It’s used in any type of mine that this needs to be accomplished.”
Bluefield’s portfolio of mining ventilation curtains is tear-resistance and designed to withstand a wide range of temperatures.
The lightweight brattices curtains are manufactured from a woven or double laminate polyethylene material, with customized transparency and material size. Clear brattice material offers greater transparency for safety and heavier material curtains are designed for areas with high volumes of air.