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One of the most overlooked maintenance items in an underground hoist is the shaft guide alignment. A misaligned guide not only causes vibrations, but the movement creates wear in the guide system and often is the limitation to higher operational speeds.

This holds true for cable guided systems as well, where misalignment is usually caused by skips passing one another.

G.L Tiley has developed in house shaft alignment measurement equipment, which allows us to determine not only alignment of fixed guides, but cable guides as well.

This same equipment enables us to determine the effect of aerodynamics when 2 or more rope guided skips pass one another, as well as the Coriolis effect, ultimately enabling us to design an efficient and safe shaft design.


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