Underground mining requires a number of different transportation systems. To effectively move miners and their equipment, for example, a dependable mine shaft cage is necessary. A mine’s success relies on the efficient operation of this component. If a serious problem occurs with the cage, conveyance activities must be suspended to ensure the safety of the miners and, when that happens, production is impeded.
A well built and properly maintained mine cage can also help to improve worker productivity. Workers feel more comfortable in their underground environment knowing that they have a readily available and trustworthy means of transport to take them back to the surface when necessary. As well, a dependable mine cage can effectively transport the equipment required to keep a mine operating at optimal production levels.