Mine Electrical Systems From Becker Mining SMC

Submitted by Kristian on Tue, 05/24/2022 - 17:06

Mine Electrical Systems From Becker Mining SMCThe importance of electricity at a mine site is becoming more important than ever as we move from diesel-powered equipment and tools to more electric powered ones. Electrical power powers everything, from the drilling and hauling to the final processing of all mined materials. This list will cover a few different types of electrical systems that can be used in a variety of mining sites, including deep underground mines.

Mining Power Centers

These centers convert high voltages to lower output voltages. These centers are durable and reliable, meeting all safety requirements. These centers can handle inputs from 5 to 25 kilovolts and produce an output of 480-1,999 volts. These centers often include protections against overcurrent, inducing meters, monitoring information, and a direct disconnect plug for safety.

Motor Control Centers

Most often, motor control centers are used to provide energy for mines with a lot of high-powered equipment such as conveyors, pumps and fans.These control centers are often equipped with soft-start systems and PLC-controlled variable frequency drives. They also have across-the-line arrangements.


The purpose of switchgears is to protect mines with a lot of high-voltage systems within them. No matter what type of mine you are, high voltage circuits can pose a high risk of electrocution. These potentially dangerous circuits can be isolated and protected by switchgears. This protects everyone, but still allows your mine to have the power it needs.

Longwall Controls

Longwall controls are a great option for mining projects that involve the extraction of minerals from underground sites. They allow you to run large machines with high horsepower and complex arrangements. This system is ideal for deep projects because they are usually housed in explosion-proof cases.


Substations can be used to convert utility-supplied electricity into the voltage needed to operate your underground or surface mine. These systems are portable and can be placed anywhere you want them, but they also have permanent options that can be constructed with their own components for larger areas. For the best in electrical mining equipment & Mine Electrical systems, contact us today.