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Technology leading the way at South African diamond mine

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Global Mining Review,


Autonomous solutions provider RCT has completed an automation project for a mining company at its opencast diamond mine in South Africa.

In 2019 RCT installed and commissioned its ControlMaster® Line-of-Site solution to a CAT 994 Wheel Loader which has been utilised to clear pit benches of debris falling from the crest of the bench above.

RCT’s locally-based Field Service Technician carried out commissioning works and empowered site equipment operators with the training necessary to efficiently manage the wheel loader.

RCT’s Johannesburg-based Business Development Manager for Africa Mike Thomas, said: “South Africa’s Department of Mining Regulations prohibited any mining personnel to be in close proximity with the bench’s toe.

“The Line-of-Sight technology meant equipment operators could stand at a safe distance in accordance with regulations and carry out their work as if they were sitting in the machine’s cab,” he continued.

“Our ControlMaster® automation technology integrated seamlessly into the wheel loaders operating system and carries out the same range of functions as specified by the Original Equipment Manufacturer.”

Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/exploration-development/08012020/technology-leading-the-way-at-south-african-diamond-mine/

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