GERMANY – Ground control is paramount in mining and bolting is key. Minova’s patented new Tensionable Cable Bolt (TCB) system offers a reliable anchoring solution for the most challenging geologies. With the cylinder’s nut and matching bearing plate, the system allows the cables to be tensioned during ongoing bolting operations. Compared to traditional bolting technology, says Minova, this innovative feature guarantees improved support for sidewalls and roof structures.
Minova says its new TCB system guarantees exceptional rock control in the most critical applications in mining. The TCB system is bolted into boreholes before tensioning the cable. Placing this anchorage at a higher point in the roof helps avoid the common risk of anchorage shock when loads are applied. The powder coated nut and cylinder reveals the setting of the bolt even after anchoring and helps protect the steel system from wear and corrosion.
The TCB system is suited as primary and secondary support for traditional cable bolts in applications that need stronger holds. The new TBC system does not require any new equipment and is a perfect choice for all applications that call for a durable solution with additional support, including tunnel intersections.
The new TCB system was developed at Minova’s dedicated Innovation & Technology Center in Bowerston, OH. Please visit the company’s website at MinovaInternational.com.