Australian tech firm Remote Control Technologies (RCT) is making the transition to autonomous mining operations easier with universally compatible software and a choice of packages to choose from.
The ControlMaster range of solutions are appropriate for all mobile mining vehicles, regardless of make or model – which, the company says, is unique in the market and simplifies the situation for those not wanting to replace existing infrastructure.
“RCT knows there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to automation. Different mine sites are at different stages and the majority of them are operating diverse fleets,” said RCT’s automation and control product manager, Brendon Cullen.
“We wanted to ensure we are able to supply various levels of automation to suit clients’ equipment and requirements while empowering them with the options of making staged upgrades if, and when required down the track.”
The company is offering various options depending how comfortable the customer is with automation technology.
Beginning the journey is its Guidance Automation package that allows the operator to control machines remotely. Guidance Expand is the next package, offering additional optional extras to further enhance automation to suit specific mine requirements.
Rounding out the release is RCT’s Infinite package, which combines all the latest technology available to deliver the full mining solution, enabling clients to stay at the forefront with our technological advancements.
“We are constantly innovating at RCT and our clients on the Infinite package will be the first to experience our advancements,” said Cullen.
“Guidance Automation has already proven to combat operator fatigue considerably as less concentration is required to keep mobile machines from hitting the drive walls allowing operators to focus on the important tasks like digging.
“Guidance Expand allows clients to add certain features that are necessary to improve the autonomous process.
“Clients might only have the need for one or two additional features and this option allows clients to select the options they deem necessary to suit their purposes.”
Interested in autonomous industrial vehicles? Check out the Autonomous Industrial Vehicle Technology Conference, which takes place during iVT Expo. Both the conference and iVT Expo take place on February 13-14 in Cologne, Germany.