The Technogrid® is a strain energy absorption
device which absorbs the kinetic, or potential energy,
of a moving object by deforming a metal grid of
known design and characteristics through a stroke
deformation of predicted value.
All this means is that Technogrid will safely stop an out-of-control vehicle or falling object by absorbing the impact energy.”
A Technogrid is installed in such a way that it will expand or be pulled apart on impact. One side of the Technogrid is attached to a fixed point and the other side is attached to a catch frame or similar device. When the out-of-control vehicle or falling object impact on the catch frame, the Technogrid will start to deform as it absorbs impact energy. This will cause the out of control vehicle or falling object to safely decelerate to a stop.
Technogrid comes with numbers. It is possible to very accurately calculate all forces on the catch frame as well as the fixed point. This allows for a safe predictable design.
Main applications for Technogrid includes, gravity take-up counterweight arresting, overwind arresting in mine shafts and arresting run-away underground trains.
Technogrid is designed and manufactured by Technogrid C.C. and Horne Conveyance Safety is licensed to promote and sell Technogrid.
TG is a cost effective way to arrest a falling gravity take-up counterweight. In the case of conveyor belt failure where the counter wweight falls, there is potential for damage to the structure and/or counterweight itself. TG will safely arrest the counterweight preventing damage and saving down-time as there will be no damage to repair.
Overwind is arresting the conveyance in the accidental event of the winder not stopping the conveyance timeously.
TG comes with numbers, predictable impact/reaction forces
Prevents damage resulting from impacts
Easy to install
Modular system, can be designed to accommodate very high energy ranges
Proven operational track record