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ARMZ Mining Machinery Confirmed Its Underground Mining Equipment ROPS/FOPS Compliance
ARGO branded underground mining equipment is manufactured by ARMZ Mining Machinery, LLC in Krasnokamensk, Trans-Baikal Territory. In order to confirm the compliance with international requirements, they have successfully tested the operator’s cabin of ARGO LHD 140 B to check how well it is protected against falling objects (falling-object protective structure, or FOPS testing) and against rolling over (roll-over protection structure, or ROPS testing). The operator is safeguarded against loads falling on top of the cabin by means of special roof reinforcement and against rolling over by means of a safety frame.
Following the review of the technical documents and test reports, ARMZ Mining Machinery, LLC was granted a certificate proving that its ARGO load-haul-dumpers comply with the ROPS/FOPS passive safety standards. The certificate was issued in accordance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union «On Safety of Machinery and Equipment» (CU TR 010/2011).
«This certificate proves that the machines we produce are safe for the lives and health of our personnel and also confirms that the quality thereof is not inferior to similar foreign equipment,» said Igor Semenov, Chairman of the Board, ARMZ Mining Machinery, LLC.