From Germany to the World
Becker Mining Systems is a system supplier for mining infrastructure, headquartered in Friedrichsthal, Germany. With over 1,500 employees in every essential mining region, the family-owned company sells its products to the leading mining companies of the world. In addition to Germany, Becker Mining Systems is also represented by its own subsidiaries in France, Poland, Russia, China, South Africa, Australia, the United States, Canada, Mexico and Chile. Since the middle of the 1980s, Becker Mining Systems has followed a consistent internationalisation and diversity strategy and has thus countered the receding mining market in its home country.
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Becker Mining Systems is the only worldwide supplier of complete energy, automation, communication, transportation and infrastructure technology for the mining industry. It is one of the technology leaders in its markets. The products can be used in all mining operations, and fulfill even the highest demands for use in explosive atmospheres. Our history traces back to 1964, when Walter Becker founded the family business.
The products of Becker Mining Systems provide solutions for higher safety and efficiency in to the mining sector. They are divided into two segments – Electrical and Mechanical.
The electrical segment consists of three product divisions: energy distribution, automation and communication.
A safe and flexible supply of energy underground is absolutely necessary in mining. Becker Mining Systems offers complete, customised energy infrastructure solutions that yield maximum output even under the most difficult conditions. The products in the area of energy distribution include transformers and switchgear that can be handled flexibly and quickly, due to a modular technology developed by Becker.
In the area of automation, the company offers flexible solutions that guarantee the comprehensive control and monitoring of all work processes at all levels of a modern mine and thus, at the same time, the greatest efficiency with more safety. Even in case of widely branched networks and under extremely difficult ambient conditions, the automation products of Becker Mining Systems guarantee a problem-free flow of information between the individual plants, machines and equipment.
Another important field is communication. Mobile radio solutions enable uninterrupted communication throughout the entire mine. These solutions are used for voice transmissions as well as to transmit data and video signals underground and the main mine control station above ground. Additionally, the radio products of Becker mining Systems provide greater operating safety in mines; these products enable the location of men and machines to be clearly determined. This way, collisions can be avoided and rescue measures initiated quickly and specifically during an emergency.
Transportation and Infrastructure products are included within this segment.
Since the establishment of the company, Becker Mining Systems has been developing transportation systems for men and material underground. Both individual solutions and complete systems transport men, material, and equipment quickly and reliably, even to the most remote parts of the mine. The systems are characterised by the fact that they can transport heavy loads at high speeds, even on strongly inclined routes. The product portfolio ranges from traprail, floor-mounted and overhead monorails to chair lifts, hoisting equipment, rope attachment equipment and conveying systems.
In the expansion of underground mining, safety plays an important role, too. The company produces support systems for safe face and roadway expansion. The developed hydraulic shields and mechanical support systems secure faces and roadways during and after excavation.