Fleet of Cat R2900G underground loaders fitted with RCT’s Surface Control system

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Aeris Resources’ Tritton Mine has obtained record tonnages with the implementation of RCT’s Smart Technology in the mine’s fleet of R2900 loaders. The vehicles were already fitted with RCT Teleremote systems, but now the site has upgraded the existing infrastructure to include RCT’s Surface Control system.

The new system has enabled employees to operate the loaders from the comfort and reduced risk of a control station on the surface. RCT’s technology has enabled Tritton to continue production right through to firing time, then resume immediately after, providing an additional hour or more each day of productive stope-loading time.

Tritton’s mine foreman Michael Hart said that overall, the system has been very beneficial to the mine: “We are really happy with the improved efficiency. We have experienced a noticeable increase in productivity since the system was installed.”

RCT training was also delivered to 12 members of staff including operational and electrical maintenance personnel to ensure miners were maximizing the full benefits of the technology – decreasing downtime and increasing productivity.

October 14, 2016

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