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Rhinco Scaler / Scaler redesign

Rhinco Scaler
Rhinco Scaler

The aim of the project was to solve people related problems in mining operations.
Research led to a focus on visibility on the work site, which is linked to many ergonomic issues that remained under-reported due to cultural conception of mining. Improving visibility was most relevant to the removal of lose rock (scaling), since that activity highly relies on dynamic vision.
The design of the cabin and the vehicle structure greatly improve the visibility on the work, but also tackle the most deadly problem scalers face: cave-in (when the ceiling comes down). Taking the mining environment in mind a unique solution was found.

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Umea Institute of Design

Umea Institute of Design
Umea, Sweden

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Provo Kluit, Robert

Provo Kluit, Robert
München, Germany