Balanced winding

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The conventional method of winding in a mine shaft. As the cage containing the loaded cars ascends, the other cage containing the empties descends, and thus the cages and cars are balanced. Balanced winding also implies the use of a balance rope, and thus, ignoring friction, the only load to be hoisted is the coal or mineral. See also: winding; balanced hoisting. Nelson

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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