Botswana diamond producer looks to RCT for teleremote operation

RCT is helping a leading diamond producer in Botswana improve safety and productivity at its mine sites through the use of its teleremote solutions.

The ControlMaster® solution will be installed on two Komatsu D475-5EO dozers to safeguard machine operators by removing them from the cab and allowing them to control the dozers from the safety of mobile Control Centres using multiple cameras and sensors

RCT says its ControlMaster teleremote solution for dozers improves operator safety in high risk operating conditions, maximises dozer utilisation, ensures greater overall operator vision for more effective operation, provides an improved ergonomic operating environment for increased operator comfort and is easy to operate and maintain in unstable conditions.

“This particular job is being carried out by the company’s specialised bespoke department, RCT Custom, and is expected to be deployed in August 2018,” the company said.

Earlier this year, RCT created a bespoke solution to improve safety at Kumba Iron Ore’s Thabazimbi iron ore mine using ControlMaster.

RCT did not name the customer and said it would provide more information on the project in due course. De Beers, via Debswana, is currently the biggest diamond miner in the southern African country.