Hoist System

At Pauls Fan Company we custom design emergency escape hoists for the mining industry.

Emergency Escape Hoist System

At Pauls Fan Company we provide emergency escape hoists that are mechanical and gear driven. Our engineers custom design the escape hoist system to fit into your ventilation system design. The hoists are meant to serve as an alternative escape route when the primary escape route is in the same shaft as the fan.

Engineered For Safety and Reliability

We take safety very seriously so when the need arises for your miners to escape quickly our escape hoists will make sure they do. The hoists have a rugged design with the capacity to lift several people at a time.

The hoist system utilizes a series of steel cables for guidance and routine testing procedures. One of the cables directly connects the capsule to the hoist reel, while the additional cables are used to guide the capsule. Capsules are either round or square and designed to fit your specifications.

Our engineers can design hoists to fit shafts ranging from a 50-foot tunnel to a 2,500 foot drilled shaft. Engines for the escape hoists are typically electric but can include natural gas or propane backups in case of a power outage.

Hoist System

Additionally, the hoist assembly and controls are built within a fabricated structure that is weather resistant. All connection points on the cable guide system are also insulated. Schedule a consultation to learn how we can help you with your hoist system needs.

Emergency Escape Hoist SystemWhy Pauls Fan Company

WIth more than 60 years of experience we have become one of the most recognizable mine fan companies in the US, Mexico, and Canada. We pride ourselves on providing rugged mining equipment that continues to improve both efficiency and safety in the mining industry.

The decades of experience allow us to build mining equipment quicker and with more precision than our competitors. Whatever you’re mining needs may be, we’ll find a way to help.