There can be no compromises on safety

Strict mining regulations in focus

WIRTGEN is first and foremost concerned with the safety of operators and maintenance staff. The grated walkways, access ladders and all of the servicing points are fully illuminated to comply with specific mining regulations. Grated walkways and standardized railings are provided wherever regular checks and servicing work need to be carried out on machine components. Starting the machine by accident during maintenance procedures is prevented by the battery master switch.

Lamps at the track units, cutting drum and discharge conveyor permit safe operation of the surface miner in darkness. The camera system provides the operator with a good view of the areas offering poor visibility at the rear and sides of the machine, as well as of the discharge zone where the material is transferred into the beds of heavy-duty dump trucks. The operator’s cabin is arranged at an ample distance from the right-hand edge of the miner, which offers additional safety when working close to steep slopes. Further safety features include numerous emergency stop switches, FOPS or FOPS-ROPS roof, a second emergency descent as well as covers on all rotating parts. Fireproof walls separate the engine unit from the hydraulic system and drum drive clutch.

Market-leading and cutting-edge products for the Road and Mineral Technologies business sectors are constructed at the WIRTGEN brand headquarters in Windhagen, Rhineland-Palatinate. With its innovative, high-performance and cost-efficient products and technologies for cold milling, soil stabilization, hot and cold recycling, concrete paving and surface mining, WIRTGEN leads the world market in road construction and repair, as well as in mining natural rock and pay minerals.