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Ultralight Cap Lamp System
Ultralight Cap Lamp System

The state-of-the-art Ultralight Cap Lamp System has the brightest prefocused spotlight available (tungsten halogen) and provides exceptionally brilliant illumination of the work site. It has a long-life Luminator battery and a variety of battery charging equipment available. The two-inch diameter, state-of-the-art Ultralight Cap Lamp headpiece is made of high-impact polycarbonate and consists of only five major parts:

  • A one-piece polycarbonate bezel/lens (glass-laminated lens optional!.
  • A computer-designed, prefocused bulb/reflector assembly, featuring a high output, tungsten-halogen bulb, accurately positioned in the focal point of the reflector to assure a good spot.
  • A plug-in tungsten-halogen bulb emergency escape light.
  • A main ·housing with a printed circuit board for bulb and battery cable connections.
  • A three-position switch.

A wire spring keeps the bulb/ reflector assembly properly resting against the lens to reduce vibration and mechanical shock.
The prefocused bulb/reflector assembly eliminates the need for a focusing mechanism. Both the on/off switch and the charging contact are located in the headpiece housing. With only four major parts, inventory, replacement stocks and downtime are minimized.
The tungsten-halogen bulb provides a white, bright light, achieved with little battery power consumption, because tungsten-halogen bulbs are extremely efficient. In fact, more light output is achieved without reduction in bulb life. The light is also softer to miner's eyes.
In addition, the light output is more consistent, providing 85 to 95% of its initial light output, even at 70% of life expectancy. The bulb has a 1.0 amp rating at 4 volts. This lower amperage allows for longer cap lamp use between charges.
The prefocused bulb/reflector assembly efficiently concentrates over 90% of the light into a highly concentrated beam for exceptionally bright illumination ofthe work site.
Ultralight Specifications Operating voltage: 4.2 to 3.8
Operating Time: Up to 14 hours (Luminator Plus) Battery Dimensions: 7-1/4" x 5-1/4" x l-1/2"
Weight: 4 lb 12 oz
Light Intensity: @ 10 feet (using standard bulb with fully charged battery) = 1450 LUX
Bulb Amperage: 1.0 (nominal)
MineSpot® Luminator® Battery
The MineSpot Luminator Battery is assembled as a complete sealed unit that requires nothing more than routine charging and periodic watering. The battery case is impact-resistant polycarbonate with reinforced bottom corners and molded-in belt loops. The Luminator Battery was designed for low maintenance and long life. Watering is required only every 4-6 weeks. The MineSpot Luminator Battery must be charged after each use.
Approvals and Standards
All MSA Cap Lamps have Mine Safety and Health Administration Certifications (MSHA certification) for use in an atmosphere of methane and air only.

Cap Lamp System and Accessories

Ultralight Cap Lamp System


Ultralight Cap Lamp, with acid-filled Luminator Plus battery (16 AH)


Ultralight Cap Lamp, with acid-filled Luminator Plus battery (16 AH) and remote power takeoff adapter


Ultralight Headpiece, cable and cover assembly (no battery)


Ultralight Headpiece, cable and cover assembly (no battery), with remote power takeoff adapter


MineSpot Luminator Battery


MineSpot Luminator Plus battery (16 AH), with acid


Battery Clip, pack of 10 (for new, taller battery top)


Screw for Battery Clip (P/N 10078291), pack of 10


Clips (2 required) for Luminator battery (with old battery top)


Power Builder Charger Stations


Power Builder single-unit, AC


Power Builder 10-unit


Circuit Board Module, replacement


Transformer, replacement


Leg Assembly Kit (up to 60-station) - inlcudes right and left leg


Cap Lamp Spare Parts and Accessories






Cable Assembly


Secondary Bulb


Bezel with glass laminated lens


Swivel Adapter


Comfo-Cap (white), with lamp bracket and cord holder


Battery Pouch, nylon (fits MSA and Koehler)


Remote Adapter with battery top


Adapters for Koehler (Wheat) Cap Lamps and Charging Equipment

Using these adapters will permit you to charge an MSA Ultralight Cap Lamp on Koehler (Wheat) equipment.

1 Single-unit adapter for use with Wheat single unit slide-on (Mark II) or turnkey (Mark V) chargers


CAUTION: Do not mix cap lamp components from different manufacturer for use in applications where MSHA approval is required.

Power Builder Charger Stations
Power Builder Charger Stations

Power Builder® Charger Stations MSA offers a variety of charging stations, including an AC single-unit and a 10-unit station. The 10-unit charger can be tabletop mounted, wall mounted, or stacked to convert into a multi-station charger for up to 60 stations.
The Power Builder Charger uses a microprocessor control that is efficient and never needs recalibration. It uses constant current and constant potential charging. No adjustments are required. LED colored lights let you know the condition of the battery at all times. No rectifier is required. The charger is self-contained. All AC chargers can run on 110 or 220 current.
See Bulletin 02-00-01-MC for details on all MSA Cap Lamp Systems and Accessories.

Power Builder Charger Stations

Power Builder single-unit, AC


Power Builder 10-unit


Circuit Board Module, replacement


Transformer, replacement


Leg Assembly Kit (up to 60-station) (includes right and left leg)


Note: Up to 6 ten-unit chargers can fit on one leg kit. The chargers would be set up back-to-back.

Miscellaneous Mining Equipment
Miner's Support System and Multipurpose Pouch

Miner's Support System and Multipurpose Pouch
The Miner's Support System from MSA is a lightweight but sturdy miner's belt that offers comfort, lumbar support, versatility and durability. It enables the miner to carry the cap lamp battery pack, filter self-rescuer, SCSR, tools, etc., on the job. A one-inch reflective strip sewn over a two-inch nylon strap makes the support system highly visible.
For more complete information, see Bulletin 0115-03.
The Miner's Support System cannot be used as a safety belt as it is not designed to withstand the load of a free-fall hazard.

Miscellaneous Mining Equipment

Miner's Support System, small (28-34)


Miner's Support System, medium (34-44)


Miner's Support System, large (44-52)


Multipurpose Miner's Pouch


Multipurpose Miner's Pouch with Velcro closure


W65 Self-Rescuer Respirator
W65 Self Rescuer Respirator

Provides emergency protection against carbon monoxide.
The W65 Self-Rescuer Respirator provides emergency respiratory protection against carbon monoxide gas resulting from under­ground fires or explosions. A one-time-use device for escape purposes only, it provides respiratory protection against carbon monoxide in otherwise respirable air; it should not be used in atmospheres containing less than 19.5 percent oxygen or in atmospheres containing other toxic gases and vapors. Protected by a rugged stainless steel case, it weighs only 2.2 pounds.
The W65 Self-Rescuer Respirator is approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (Approval No. TC-14G-82) for self­rescue from carbon monoxide. (Previously assigned Bureau of Mines Approval No. 14F-76.)

W65 Self-Rescuer Respirator Complete Assemblies

W65 Self-Rescuer Respirator. complete in carton


W65 Self-Rescuer Respirator, w/protective boot & neoprene holster



Holster: Adapts Self-Rescuer to belts up to 2-1/2 inches in width.

Leather Holster


Neoprene Holster


Protective Boot

Protective black rubber boot for Self-Rescuer.

Protective Boot


Self-Rescuer Training Model

A special training model. which does not contain chemicals. simplifies training in the use of the W65 Self-Rescuer. After use. it can be cleaned. reassembled. and used again

Training Model, in red case


Escort ELF Sampling Pump
ELF Escort Sampling Pumps

The Escort ELF Sampling Pump can be used for personal and area sampling. The state-of-the-art electronic laminar flow sensor, consisting of a laminar flow element and pressure sensor, provides constant flow (volume) control, with ±2.5% regulation of flow rate (from 1 to 3 lpm) and automatic compensation for changes in battery voltage, temperature, altitude, and sample load.
An internal secondary standard calibrates the pump continuously and needs to be checked against a primary standard only once a month (or every 200 hours for coal mine dust sampling). U.S. Patent No. 5,295,790.
Escort ELF Sampling Pumps are NIOSH-certified for coal mine dust sampling (TC-74-030). They are MSHA-certified as intrinsically safe for underground use (Approval No. 2G-3924-1). The Escort ELF pump has been approved for intrinsic safety by UL for use in Class 1, Groups A, B, C, 0; Class II, Groups E, F, and G; and Class III, Division I locations.

MSA Cassettes
Sampling Cassettes

General-Purpose Cassette
The general-purpose cassette is a sample cassette that can be used for silica sampling. This cassette can also be used for all airborne particulate collection not limited to quartz or silica. This cassette is individually packaged in a sealed plastic bag. Each cassette is weighed by a robot to .01 mg at 70°F t/- 5° and 455 RH t/- 10%. Each cassette is attached to a Dust Data Card which includes the cassette serial number and actual weight. The cassette inlet contains a tamper-proof deflector plate, and the outlet contains an anti-blow-back check valve. Both the inlet and outlet openings are capped to ensure cleanness. The perimeter of the cassette housing is sealed with tamper-proof sealing tape.
Because of the extreme accuracy of the MSA weighing process, users of this cassette can sample the atmosphere for dust particulate and have the analytical analysis performed with complete confidence in its accuracy.

Coal-Dust Sampling MSA's preweighed filter cassettes consist of a sealed outer plastic capsule and an inner preweighed filter capsule. Each cassette is supplied with a mine data card for the weight of the filter capsule to be recorded and sent in a mailing carton addressed to MSHA.

Preweighed filter cassette with 5-µ pore size PVC filter and Mine Data Card-Coal Dust Sampling


General-Purpose Cassette


Mining Detector Tube Set
Mining Detector Tube Set
The Mining Detector Tube Set is a variety pack of various detector tubes, designed specifically for the mining industry. The set, conveniently packaged in boxes of 12 tubes, contains:
3 Carbon monoxide tubes
2 Nitrogen dioxide tubes
3 Nitrous fumes tubes
4 Natural gas/methane tubes

Mining Detector Tube Set


Cyclone Assembly
Cyclone Assembly
For mine atmosphere sampling, the MSA preweighed filter cassettes must be used with a Cyclone Assembly to collect the respirable dust fraction. The 10mm diameter assembly is used to separate respirable dust particles from non-respirable dust particles.

Cyclone Assembly                  


Solaris Multigas Detectors with Nitrogen Dioxide Detection
Solaris Multigas Detector

The Solaris Multigas Detector is an economical monitor providing simultaneous detection of up to 4 of the following gases: CH4, CO, O2 and NO2. One of the smallest, lightest four-gas monitors on the market, the Solaris Detector is ergonomically designed and provides the best value in its class. Weighing less than 8 ounces, it is comfortable enough to be worn all day and provides reliable protection without interfering with the user's range of motion.
Encased in a rubberized armor that absorbs impact, the Solaris Multigas Detector is designed for the harshest industrial environments, with an IP 6/5 rating for superior protection against liquid and dust ingress. Easily configured to detect up to 4 gases simultaneously, the detector features a world-class triple alarm system with high-intensity, high-visibility alarm lights, an audible alarm of over 100 dB, and a strong vibrating alarm.
The versatile display features backlighting, providing exceptional contrast for easy reading in low-light conditions and from a variety of angles. An alphanumeric message bar displays commands in "plain English", easily guiding users through various instrument functions. Simple, intuitive calibration is accomplished with the push of a single button.
The Solaris Multigas Detector is powered with a rechargeable lithium ion battery that offers 14+ hours of continuous run time and outperforms other batteries in extreme environmental conditions. The battery fully recharges in under 4 hours and maintains over 80% of its original capacity after 500 recharge cycles. A charging cradle and power cord are included.
An optional powered sampling pump is contained within the sampling probe accessory. It can be used with up to 50 feet of tubing for remote sampling and includes an
extensive filtering system to keep out liquid and particulate contaminants. The Solaris Multigas Detector also features an outstanding, 2-year all-inclusive warranty.

MSHA-Approved Solaris Kits
All kits include a MSHA Approved Solaris with datalogging option Included, calibration cap assembly and instruction manual on CD-rom.

4-Gas (CH4, O2, CO, NO2)


4-Gas (CH4, O2, CO, H2S)


3-Gas (CH4, O2, CO)


2-Gas (CH4, O2)


Calibration Cylinders for Solaris Multigas Detector

Pentane Standard

Methane Standard


60 ppm

20 ppm H2S

10ppm NO2

100 ppm

(34 Liter)

(58 Liter)




































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