Industries We Serve
Mining & Forestry
Dig deeper with IEWC and our full line of wire, cable and wire management products for manufacturers and sub-assemblers throughout the mining and forestry industries.
The mining and forestry industries require enormous capital investments and equipment is part of that investment. Mining can be broken into surface mining and underground mining, each with its unique equipment needs. Surface mining focuses on shovels, blasthole drills, draglines and loaders. Meanwhile, underground mining is more space conscious with continuous miners, entry drivers and longwall systems. Forestry equipment must handle a variety of terrains and includes forwarders, feller bunchers, harvesters and loaders.
Surface mining, underground mining and forestry equipment endure some of the most challenging environments in the world. Machine components are constantly exposed to extreme temperatures, invasive dust, vibration, flexing, tension, mechanical damage, and abrasion which can cause unforeseen maintenance costs. Another impact is downtime, which is extremely costly and can be lengthy if repairs cannot be completed on-site.
It's not all about durability, though, as heavy equipment is increasingly sophisticated with digital controls, maintenance diagnostics, interactive training modules and remote equipment monitoring. As with other vehicles, fuel efficiency is an ongoing concern.
The wire and cable you choose play a critical role in the reliability and performance of your equipment. IEWC offers data and communications cable, fiber optics, power cable, control cable and wire management products to meet the stringent needs of your data and transmission systems, lighting and communications systems, grounding systems, power & control circuits and high voltage power circuits.