Koepe winder

Koepe winder

[′kep·ə ‚wīn·dər]
(mining engineering)
A hoisting system in which the winding drum is replaced by large wheels or sheaves over which passes an endless rope. Also known as Koepe hoist.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A 2,100 hp Koepe winder, operating at 40 km/h, hoists the limestone from underground silos to the primary access level.