3M announces the release of the DBI-SALA Saflok fall protection mining anchors for underground mining and tunnelling applications.

Home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall protection equipment, Capital Safety now launches the new DBI-SALA Saflok fall protection mining anchors consisting of the Saflok hybrid mining bolt swivel anchor and the Saflok mining bolt anchor with swivelling O-ring. 

The two anchorage connectors are designed to offer excellent underground protection for workers employed in mining or tunnelling applications. Both mining products are removable, simple to employ, and multi-directional, giving them the ability to work in horizontal, vertical, and overhead surfaces.

Featuring a 22.2kN maximum capacity, the innovative hybrid mining bolt swivel anchor is a semi-permanent solution designed exclusively for insertion within a 47mm friction rock bolt. By rotating the bolt, the user can expand or retract the two wedges to secure or remove the anchor from the friction rock bolt. The hybrid mining swivel anchor also features a swivel ring anchorage connection point for ease of use and mobility in various applications.

The mining bolt anchor with swivelling O-ring, also featuring 22.2kN maximum capacity, is a portable friction rock bolt anchorage connector that inserts directly inside a 47mm friction rock bolt. The anchor features a spring-tensioned trigger and two retractor cables that allow for immediate removal and relocation to another hole. The swivelling O-ring feature serves as the anchorage connection point, allowing for an easy hook up.

Ian Heslop, Sales Director with Capital Safety, Australia & New Zealand explains that the new Saflok fall protection mining anchors have been launched to expand their line of anchorage solutions for those working in the mining industries. Substantial thought and research have gone into the Saflok hybrid mining bolt swivel anchor and the Saflok mining bolt anchor with swivelling O-ring, resulting in two new products that are ideal for fall arrest, restraint, work positioning and rescue systems.

The hybrid mining bolt swivel anchor and the mining bolt anchor with swivelling O-ring offer a temporary as well as a more permanent solution to anchorage connection in mines, depending on the location of the friction rock bolt.