Kal Tire wins top award at Electra Mining Africa 2018

kal tire 18Kal Tire’s GAS won the award in the category of International Mechanical and Technology Innovation. (Image source: Kal Tire)Kal Tire’s gravity assist system (GAS) has received top honours in the category of international mechanical and technology innovation at Electra Mining Africa in Johannesburg from 10-14 September 2018

This is the first year Electra Mining Africa is launching these awards to recognize new technology and innovations coming from both within South Africa and internationally.

“The average mining tyre has a lot of lug nuts. Until now, support for the hefty 36-kilogram torque gun came through the sheer brawn of the tyre technician. Today, the GAS essentially renders the activity and the torque gun ‘weightless,’ making the process much more safer, efficient and precise. The system reduces common risks associated with torque gun tasks, including pinched fingers, muscle strain and fatigue,” said Kal Tire.

Kal Tire focuses on developing practical solutions to improve the safety as well as to provide opportunities for vehicles to spend less time in tyre bays, said Dan Allan, senior vice-president at Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group.

“Our intent is to continually invest in innovation that brings new products and solutions to our customers that help to increase efficiency, productivity and safety,” Allan added.

Early 2016, the Gravity Assist System also received an award from a leading international mining magazine.

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