Thanks to the deployment of RCT’s market-leading digital automation technology, a prominent gold mine in Victoria, Australia, has been able to achieve major productivity improvements on site, according to the technology company.
This transformation has resulted in an upgrade to the site’s mobile equipment fleet capabilities, enabling fully autonomous production loader cycles as well as providing a pathway for future operational improvements, RCT says.
RCT’s latest ControlMaster® technology empowers site personnel to control the entire fleet from Automation Centres located on the mine’s surface and allows for rapid cross-shift changes, according to the company. With RCT’s digital automation offer, machine operators can supervise seven Cat R2900 underground production loaders from the surface, which significantly improves operations.
The ControlMaster Multiple Machine Control (MMC) feature means an operator can switch between production loaders during auto tramming and supervise specific elements in the load-haul-dump cycle.
RCT Account Manager, Wayne Carrington, said the team is pleased with the outcomes of this significant package of work on site.
“The project represents the next chapter in a longstanding relationship between the companies with the gold mine having used ControlMaster across fleet operations for many years now,” he said. “Our new digital offer will set the site on a pathway to advancing their entire operations and realising strong and consistent productivity gains over the life of the mine.
“With operators now relocated to the mine’s surface, the technology is demonstrating a new standard of safety for mining personnel.”
Carrington concluded: “Our technical team have supported the site throughout this transition and we will be here to support site personnel with any future needs as well.”