DAVIDSON, N.C., — May 15, 2013 — Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, released a new line of Infinity Series Customized Mining Air Winches. The air winch series is optimized for mining specific applications, based on feedback Ingersoll Rand received from its customers in the field.
The new FA2i Infinity Series mining air winch has a rated capacity of 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg) with a 4,400-pound top layer rated line pull. Its 9.4 hp radial piston motor provides positive starting torque and precise spotting control. Ingersoll Rand designed the Infinity Series winches to have longer side rails with rounded bars welded to both ends. This feature increases the stability of the winch and makes it easier for users to transport it across dirt and rock in the mine. Its compact size also makes it easier for operators to lift the winch to different levels within the mine.
Ingersoll Rand designed protective cages to surround the motor and control system and help guard against corrosive debris and falling rocks. The heavy duty, abrasion-resistant pendant hoses are also protected by a sheath and designed with quick release/replace disconnects to enable operators to replace parts easily. Another new feature is the quick-check oil site gauge on the motor, which eliminates guesswork by giving miners direct oil level readings and protects the engine from burnout. The Infinity Series air winches also meet the American National Standards Institute and American Society of Mechanical Engineers safety classification ANSI-ASME B30.7–Winches.
“Our engineers traveled down into a mine to view some old Ingersoll Rand winches and saw a need for a new mining-specific product,” said Bev Case, technical sales specialist and project coordinator, Ingersoll Rand. “We took a 4,000-pound winch — a proven seller for years and years — and applied the feedback we received from the workers in the mines to ultimately develop the new Infinity Series winch.”
With more than 100 years of engineering expertise, Ingersoll Rand has the material handling, tool, pump and compressed air solutions to help maximize the efficiency and productivity of most industrial manufacturing facilities. To learn more about the Infinity Series Air Mining Winches, visit ingersollrandproducts.com/infinity.