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Ocenco: high-quality self-rescuers for mines distributed by Carroll Technologies

Ocenco self-rescuer

Catering to a number of industries that operate in dangerous environments, including military, industrial, mining and tunnelling, maritime and offshore oil, Ocenco manufactures high-quality, field-proven EEBDs for many applications.

Across the US, Ocenco products for mining and tunnelling operations can be purchased through their distributor, Carroll Technologies.

According to Carroll president Allen Haywood: “Ocenco is a company that we have represented for a long time, we’ve serviced their product for decades.”

“This company is the manufacturer of self rescuers, including the EBA-6.5s and the M-20s, which are wearable and storable rescuer oxygen units. We keep a large inventory of those. A lot of companies in the noncoal industry are not as familiar with these yet, but they do have their applications as self rescuers for tunnels and underground mining.”

“Ocenco is in the medical field, it has been making medical equipment, emergency equipment, for many years, but the specialty that they have and that we represent for mining is the EBA 6.5 and the M20 wearables.”

The M20 is one of the most light-weight and compact self-rescuers on the market. As well as in mines and tunnels, this product has proven to be effective for those working in industries such as water treatment, petrochemicals and sanitation. It is belt wearable and easy to use, allowing the operator to gain access to respiratory protection in less than ten seconds.

The EBA 6.5 self-contained self-rescue device is a closed circuit respiratory protection product that uses compressed oxygen instead of generating breathable air from chemicals. It is encased in a clear and rugged exterior to allow mine workers to easily assess and determine the condition of the unit. This device is also easy to use, allowing the operator to immediately access oxygen once it is secured, and a manual adjustment of the unit’s oxygen valve will grant the user up to eight hours of respiratory protection at rest, or up to 100L of airflow during heavy work rates.

For more information about Ocenco products for mining applications, or to get a quote to purchase the EBA 6.5 or M20 for your mine, contact Carroll Technologies at 606-573-1000 or send an enquiry here.

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Model 117 Page Boss weatherproof phone for mines and tunnels

Model 117 Page Boss weatherproof phone

The Model 117 can be purchased through Carroll Technologies online mining store, along with a range of other Page Boss products, which can be combined to provide a complete communication network for any mining operation.

According to the Allen Haywood, president of Carroll Technologies: “Carroll Technologies is an authorized repair facility to service these mine phones. It is a very reliable source of communication. It’s not like a handheld radio where it’s mobile and you can walk and communicate throughout different locations in a mine, because this form of communication has fixed locations, which has advantages of its own also.

PBE is the manufacturer of the largest majority of the phones that we service, but we service just about any kind of mine phone out there that may be repaired.”

Key specifications for the Model 117 Page Boss weatherproof phone include:

  • Size: 12”h X 7-3/4”w x 6-1/2”d (30.5 cmH X 19.5 cmW X 16.5 cmD)
  • Weight: 11 pounds (5 kilograms)
  • Power Source: 12 VDC battery NEDA 926 (unless otherwise specified)
  • Power Requirements: Standby– 0 milliamps, page amplifier– 350 mAvv
  • Input Line Resistance: 18K ohms
  • Input Line Impedance: 2K ohms
  • Output Impedance: 600 ohms
  • Output Page Voltage: 12 volts
  • Output Page Current: 500mA max (shorted line)
  • Output Amplifier Power: 2.4 watts RMS undistorted
  • Solid State Relay Sensitivity: 2 volts DC
  • Enclosure material: Polycarbonate resin
  • Warranty: 90 days

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, Carroll Technologies is ideally positioned to help customers build a communication network that meets all of their requirements. Through its MinerCare 24/7 support service, Carroll provides factory-authorized repair and certification, as well as rapid response for mining emergencies, technical support and an extensive spare parts inventory.

For more information about mining telephones or PBE equipment, call Carroll Technologies on 606-573-1000 or send an inquiry here.

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Conveyor motor controls for mines and tunnels endorsed by Carroll Technologies

Conveyor Motor Controls

Carroll Technologies stocks a comprehensive range of motor protection products and applied motor controls from Benshaw Incorporated, which specializes in mission-critical motor control solutions for heavy-duty industries and applications.

Carroll supplies a range of conveyor motor controls for mines and tunnels, including:

  • Starters (RX2E-250-480-12)
  • Motor starter cards (BIPC-300055-01)
  • Sensorless vector drives (RSI025S44W)
  • Soft start (RC2-0-S-052A-31)
  • Contactor (RC-150A-56AC110)

According to Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood: “We are a stocking distributor of Benshaw conveyor motor control products and have been for decades, they’re a very reliable company with a good product. Benshaw is a company that designs, builds and manufactures soft starts and motor controls, which we use in the construction and building of our belt starter.

“They’re also used for complete packages for starting builds and starting pumps. They have a lot of contactors and can provide any electrical starting applications for motors, so they have a lot of pre-packaged systems that house the contacter or the starter, the transformer, the push button and control and indicator lights, at all different sizes and different variations for different sized motors.”

Purchasing conveyor motor controls for mines and tunnels through Carroll Technologies gives customers access to MinerCare 24/7, the most comprehensive product support service in the mining industry. MinerCare offers around the clock technical assistance, as well as rapid response to emergency situations- supporting more than 800 mines with a spare parts inventory worth more than $7 million from 70+ manufacturers at 13 distribution centres across the US. Carroll also performs factory-authorized repair and certification, maximizing the value of customer investment.

To contact Carroll for a quote or to discuss which conveyor motor control products will work best for your mining project, send an inquiry here or call 606-573-1000.

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Huesker: Leaders in Geosynthetics for Mining

Huesker Geosynthetics

Huesker are market leaders in geosynthetics for mining. The company’s Minegrid product is manufactured using high-tenacity polyester and coated with a flame-resistant, anti-static coating.

It is available in a range of tensile strengths, from 35 kN/m to 1000 kN/m, with a standard roll size at 5m x 100m. Shorter, narrower rolls are available upon request.

Huesker’s Minegrid is available through its North American distributer Carroll Technologies.

According to Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood: “Heusker geosythetics are used for several applications. The Mine Grid product that they supply is typically used on the rib or the walls, where it catches debris. It’s a safety product that prevents debris from rolling out onto roadways, or that may fall and hit bystanders.

“It can be used underground to support roofs and walls, or used outside to do the same thing; supporting highwalls that follow long roadways. Huesker also has road bedding products to build foundations, or applications where they have soft ground. They have products that help build impoundments for slump pumps or different kinds of impoundments.”

Carroll Technologies provides mining equipment to more than 800 mines across the US alongside its industry-leading, 24/7 Miner Care service, including on-call technical support, factory-certified repair, and rapid response safety compliance. Carroll’s factory-authorised repair centres help to extend the service-life of support products, improving personnel safety as well as the value of your investment.

For more information on geosynthetics for mining or to purchase Huesker’s Minegrid, call Carroll Technologies for a quote at 606-573-1000 or send an enquiry here.

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Mine Process and Service (MPS): Endorsed by Carroll Technologies

MPS hard hat

Head protection solutions from MPS are unique to the US, with a focus on not only advanced safety, but also comfort for the user. As a trusted distributer of mining safety equipment to more than 800 mines across North America, Carroll Technologies is the perfect partner for providing MPS hard hats to American mines.

Through Carroll Technologies, customers can purchase the MPS Centurion Vision hard hat and the MPS Centurion Spectrum hard hat. Centurion works with MPS to manufacture innovate hard hats from premium materials that are strong and rigid, resistant to heat and chemicals, but also comfy and secure.

The MPS Centurion Vision has an integrated, retractable visor for eye protection that meets NSI Z87+ standards for high-impact protection. The ABS shell offers extended neck protection, with a shorter brim for greater upward visibility and better comfort for the wearer.

The Spectrum has completely adjustable integrated safety glasses which can pivot and move closer to or away from the wearers face, providing both security and comfort. This hard hat also has optional hearing protection. The standard unit offers six-point Terylene suspension for fit and comfort, and the premium model is fitted with a hydro-flock sweatband. As one of the most advanced hard hats on the market, the MPS Spectrum is not only robust and wearable, but also only weighs 15.5 ounces.

Purchasing MPS Centurian hard hats through Carroll Technologies gives customers access the MinerCare 24/7, increasing the value of investment with factory-authorized repair, rapid emergency response and industry-leading technical support.

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Illumagear Halo Hard Hat Lights: High Visibility for Mines & Tunnels

The Halo cap light from Illumagear is a cordless 360° light that can be attached to any standard hard hat. It enables clear visibility for the wearer and coworkers by producing a full ring of light up to a quarter of a mile around the hat. It is also water resistant for submersion of up to one meter for half an hour.

Carroll Technologies stocks and supplies a range of Illumagear lights, batteries and chargers. Illlumagear portable lighting for mines and tunnelling offers a more convenient, efficient and cost-effective alternative to fixed underground lighting solutions.

As a cord-free, hands-free solution, the Halo cap light enables mine workers to carry out their work unencumbered by handheld lights, while maintaining the flexibility of an all-around portable light source.

The HALO SL range also includes a spotlight and task lights, which offer 20 different lighting combinations.

Illumagear Halo hard hat cap lights and accessories available from Carroll Technologies include:

In order to provide high visibility, the Halo SL features a 18650 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, which can provide between 1.5 and 121 hours of runtime (included with the purchase of the cap light).

When purchasing safety and lighting solutions through Carroll Technologies, customers gain access to an industry-leading support service: MinerCare 24/7.

In addition to distributing field-proven equipment, Carroll offers  24/7 technical support, rapid response in an emergency situation, factory-authorised repair, and an extensive spare parts inventory.

Carroll also offers training for a range of the safety devices that it supplies, ensuring equipment is used safely and efficiently.

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Mining & Construction Boots: Oliver Boots Endorsed by Carroll Technologies

mining and construction boots

Oliver Boots manufactures construction footwear with the promise of comfort, high performance, and durability.

Their construction and mining boot products are used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, oil & gas, steel, and mining and tunnelling sectors.

The mining boots product range extends across zip sided, ankle height, penetration protection, waterproof and gumboot varieties, with a number of different features for comfort, steel toe caps and soles, depending on the application.

Carroll Technologies has been providing safety equipment to more than 800 mines for more than 30 years, so their endorsement of Oliver Boots reflects how well they perform in the field.

The company distributes construction boots for mining and tunnelling, keeping a range of options and sizes in stock, including:

  • Boots, 16″ muck, steel toe (CHS-000A-11, CHS-000A-10)
  • Boot, muck, arctic pro steel (ACP-STL0-BLK-11, ACP-STL0-BLK-12)
  • Boot, artic pro (ACT-STL0-BLK-10, ACT-STL0-BLK-11)
  • Boots, 16″ muck, steel toe (CHS-000A-13, CHS-000A-9)
  • Boot, chore classic black mid (CHM-000A-8, CHM-000A-9)

According to Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood:

“Oliver provides a very good product and they’re a very good company to deal with. We stand behind their product.”

Customers who choose to purchase construction and boots for mines and tunnels through Carroll Technologies benefit from the industry-leading MinerCare 24/7 service.

Offering technical support around the clock, rapid response to emergencies and a spare parts inventory worth more than $7million, customers will also get the most out of their investment when utilising Carroll Technologies factory-authorised mining equipment repair centres.

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Fall Protection Equipment for Mining and Tunnneling

Mine safety emergency response (Shutterstock)

As experts in mining safety, having provided equipment to more than 800 mines for more 30 years, Carroll Technologies is ideally positioned to suggest and supply the best fall protection equipment for mining and tunneling.

Drawing on an extensive distribution network of trusted manufacturers, Carroll offers endorsed fall protection from MSA and Honeywell Safety.

Fall protection equipment available through Carroll Technologies includes:

      MSA retractable lanyards

      MSA vest-style harnesses

      MSA full-body harnesses

      MSA lanyard restraints

      MSA trauma prevention

      MSA lanyards with hooks

      Honeywell Miller AirCore harnesses

      Honeywell personal fall limiters

MSA manufacturers its fall protection solutions from high-quality materials to ensure maximised strength and comfort for the wearer. Harnesses and lanyard come in different fits and offer different features depending on the application.

The energy-absorbing lanyard keeps fall arrest forces below 6 kN, and the restraint lanyards are designed to be placed between the anchor point and the harness to prevent workers from reaching the fall area.

The Miller AirCore harnesses from Honeywell are light-weight and manufactured from corrosion-resistant aluminium and breathable open-core padding to allow for optimal airflow, as well as reduced heat and moisture entrapment.

Customers who purchase fall protection equipment through Carroll Technologies gain access to MinerCare 24/7, which includes around the clock technical support, rapid response to mining emergencies, factory-authorised repair and an extensive stock of spare parts.

Carroll Technologies also provides fall protection equipment for most industrial applications including the offshore, oil and gas industry and the energy, power and utilities industries. Get in touch to discuss your project.

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Custom Mining Warning & Safety Signs

custom mining warning and safety signs

Mine owners can purchase a range of National Marker Company (NMC) custom mining warning and safety signs in an array of materials, from rigid plastic to aluminium, and in a range of colours, through Carroll Technologies.

Blasting area, danger area, do not enter, and highwall warning signs are all fully customizable to meet the need of the customer.

According to Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood:

“We sell a lot of their products, from tags to just anything in the area safety identification. We supply a lot of signage for escape areas, or especially during the pandemic, there is a lot of signage being put up telling people to wear protective face masks.

Just about any type of custom signage is something that we can provide through Marker.

“National Marker is a great company and it has always been great to work with them. They’re very customer orientated.”

Having provided safety equipment for American mines for more than 30 years, Carroll is perfectly placed to recommend the most reliable and high-quality safety products, only endorsing trusted manufacturers.

Customers who purchase custom mining warning and blast signs through Carroll gain access to MinerCare 24/7, which encompasses around the clock technical support, rapid response to mining emergencies, factory authorized mining equipment repair and an extensive stock of spare parts.

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Mefcor: Switches and pumps endorsed by Carroll Technologies

Mining pump system

Mefcor is a trusted manufacturer of switches and pumps for the mining, tunnelling and natural gas industries. Over the years, Mefcor has built a portfolio of high-quality products that are distributed to mines across the US.

The company’s concise portfolio of expertly designed switches and pumping solutions consist of:

  • Natural gas pumps 
  • Mining borehole pumps 
  • Belt switches
  • Tipple belt switches
  • Conveyer-powered dewatering pumps
  • Spillage protection
  • Solid-state belt wetters
  • Dust suppression water control valves
  • Solid-state chute spray actuators
  • Material level control switch
  • Cable-operated conveyer safety switch
  • Permissible warning lights

Belt switches are designed to be robust and easy to install on-site. The CS2100 belt switch has a simple mechanism and rigid structure that fits almost any type of belt size. Mefcor’s spillage protection is rugged and erosion-proof to prevent spillages in locations such as transfer areas and bins, cutting cleaning expenses and decreasing downtime.

Mefcor’s pumping solutions are simple, clog-resistant designs for difficult dewatering applications. Its nylon-bristled drive wheel taps do not require a power source, significantly reducing costs associated with running electrical pumps.

The effective, easy-to-install automatic dust suppression control valve allows water to flow only when the conveyor is loaded and moving, or anytime conveyor is moving, depending on user requirements.

“We have been distributing for Mefcor for decades,” explains Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood. “They’re a small company that offer great products that Carroll can also service and repair.”

In addition to factory-authorised repair and certification, customers who purchase Mefcor products such as natural gas pumps or mining borehole pumps through Carroll Technologies also gain access to 24/7 technical support, rapid response to mining emergencies, and a widely stocked spare parts inventory.