Koepe hoist

Koepe hoist

[′kep·ə ‚hȯist]
(mining engineering)
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The 5 m diameter circular shaft is about 1,000 m deep and is equipped with two 5 t capacity skips, driven by an ASEA-Siemens Koepe hoist using 48 mm diameter ropes.
Rope-guided skips, travelling at 10 m/s and driven by a 4-cable tower-mounted Koepe hoist, have the capacity to raise 240 t/h.
It had comparatively modern equipment including scrapers, and shafts equipped with Koepe hoists. The company constructed a pre-concentration plant at the mine and, as the water necessary for processing was not available at that site, transported the enriched kainite by cableway to a further plant at Campofranco, a distance of 30 km.