Media Releases

Smart Technology company RCT and leading underground mining contractor RUC Cementation Mining Contractors have partnered together to further develop and deliver innovative technologies to the underground mining industry. The global companies, backed by a combined 72 years of experience in the mining industry, have entered into a partnership that will see RCT’s new and emerging… Read More
It’s that time of the year where we take the opportunity to reflect on the year that was. It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already coming to a close. It’s true what they say “time flies when you’re having fun” and fortunately here at RCT, we are passionate about what we do and what… Read More
RCT is proud to announce its latest project with Russia’s Caterpillar dealer, Vostochnaya Technica and Polyus. This extensive project will see RCT’s Custom department design, manufacture and install eight ControlMaster® solutions for five Caterpillar trucks, a shovel, dozer and a drill. Polyus will be utilising these machines equipped with RCT’s Smart Technology at its Olimpiada… Read More
A coal mine site in America has employed RCT’s Smart Technology in order to adhere to Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations. The regulations highlighted the need to further safeguard dozer operators by removing them from the cab of the machine that was responsible for pushing residual coal material into a tailings pond. The… Read More
RCT‘s remote control solution is safeguarding mobile elevated work platform operators after a near fatality at a mine site highlighted the need to reform the process. The operation of mobile elevated work platforms currently requires two-people; one in the basket and one operating the movements from the ground. RCT’s ControlMaster® MTX1000 pendant remote is mitigating… Read More
RCT’s Automation and Control Product Manager Brendon Cullen will be presenting at the upcoming, What’s Down the Track forum on Wednesday, November 15. This long running forum is a joint venture between the Chamber of Minerals & Energy of WA and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the support of the Goldfields Esperance… Read More
RCT’s automation journey is profound. The company’s ControlMaster® Automation solutions, in particular its Guidance has been driving productivity and profitability in the mining industry for more than 5 million operating hours. “This is a significant milestone for RCT as it is much greater than other automation solutions available on the market today,” said RCT’s Automation… Read More
Mining solutions providers UpMS will be exhibiting at this year’s Mining Metallic Hall (MMH) held in Seville from October 17 – 19 and will have information about RCT’s Smart Technology solutions on show. The Portugal-based company and RCT have an established working relationship; having collaborated on various projects in the region together in the past…. Read More
  RCT has been nominated for Mining Magazine’s Technology award for the part it played in this project. Vote Now!   Roy Hill’s multi-billion-dollar iron ore project is now home to the first dynamic multiple Geofence package to have been successfully interfaced to fixed and mobile asset elements within the boundaries of the Coarse Ore… Read More
The majority of mine sites today utilise a mixed fleet in their operations; acquiring machines that best suit their needs at different stages of the mining process. As companies look towards bringing automation and information gathering into the forefront of their operations; it is important they recognise there are alternatives to replacing big-ticket commodities such… Read More
A base metal mineral mine in Spain has increased production at a newly developed mine thanks to innovative Smart Technology company RCT. The site manager, who was already familiar with RCT’s products and capabilities, saw the opportunity to increase productivity at the mine by upgrading its loaders from a Line-of-Sight (LOS) remote system to a… Read More
The phrase ‘information is power’ is a widely used term. However, RCT believes its relevant information that empowers customers; which is why for the past 10 years, the company has been providing exactly that. This information journey began in 2005 when RCT saw the opportunity to expand into a new market following feedback received from… Read More
RCT is joining channel partner Linindo Pacific International (LPI) in Jakarta for Mining Indonesia, from September 13 – 16. The 18th International Mining and Minerals Recovery Exhibition is Asia’s largest mining equipment exhibition; providing a professional platform for the industry to do business. The well-known and respected show attracts key players in the mining industry…. Read More
In 2015 Russian CAT dealer Vostochnaya Technica approached RCT for a unique remote control solution to safeguard operators at  Octyabrskaya, Komsomolskaya and Mayak mines in Russia. The sites operated a wide range of CAT Loaders in their fleets and wanted to physically remove operators from the cab of the machines, particularly at the draw points… Read More
The introduction of RCT’s ControlMaster® Teleremote and Guidance systems has seen productivity and safety increase at a mine site in Egypt. “The company’s main aim was to extract as much metal from the large porphyry body while eliminating damage to the site’s mining equipment in the process,” said RCT’s African Business Development Manager,  Mike Thomas…. Read More
RCT has successfully delivered a custom Teleremote project to the civil contracting sector in the US. The milestone RCT Custom project was for Western Contracting Corporation’s work at Fort Wingate Depot Activity – a former army munitions facility near Gallup, New Mexico. The project required the excavation and off-site disposal of buried unexploded ordnance. The Iowa-based… Read More
Innovation has been the driving force behind RCT’s success with the company going from strength to strength in the past 45 years. As a result, the company now spans five proven sub-brands comprising of numerous proven solutions. RCT continues to advance its products and technology through formal market-driven Roadmaps, however, to remain at the forefront… Read More
Five OK Tedi Mining Limited (OMTL) dozer maintenance personnel undertook training at RCT’s Brisbane branch recently. The Papua New Guinea-based staff embarked on an intensive five-day training course for level 4 and 5 Line-of-Sight following the site’s decision to upgrade its dozer remotes from RCT’s ControlMaster® CM2000 to the state-of-the-art ATX2200 Line-of-Sight remotes. “We are… Read More
RCT is proud to announce it has joined forces with Roy Hill to deliver profit-boosting automation solutions to the prominent iron ore operator in the Pilbara. The innovative Smart Technology company has been working with Roy Hill to improve dozer efficiencies with a system that relocates operators to a control station and interfaces two dozers… Read More
The mining industry is turning to digitisation in order to optimise efficiencies to increase productivity and profitability.  RCT’s latest Communications Solutions offering ensures it can help clients enter, expand or completely digitise its operations by integrating solutions to a new or existing network. RCT’s point of difference is its versatility with its extensive range of… Read More
Global automation specialists Schneider Electric and RCT partnered up in 2015 with the delivery of an fleet management solution for a number of forklifts in Singapore. RCT’s SmarTrack® Industrial Fleet Management solution was chosen over competitors for a myriad of reasons including, the fact it was independent, user-friendly, and web-based. “The first order of 35… Read More
Having a haul truck reverse down long drives to backfill stopes just got a whole lot easier at the Aurelia Metals’ Hera gold mine in New South Wales after underground mining contractor Pybar’s decision to trial RCT’s latest automation solution, the ControlMaster® Haul Truck Guidance. The gold and lead zinc project increased productivity and reduced… Read More
In today’s market, many businesses across the industrial sector are looking at ways to ensure safety, while increasing productivity to improve profitability and RCT’s new and improved SmarTrack® solution is the answer. The industrial fleet management system is simplifying the process by delivering relevant, easy to interpret data on all mobile and stationary equipment. The… Read More
This article was originally published by the WA Mining Club Technology and automation has been the driver of the most recent round of productivity gains and cost reductions for miners. But has all the low hanging fruit been exhausted? A recent study of 200 mining executives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, the United States and… Read More
Grange Resources ’ Savage River mine in Tasmania, Australia saw the opportunity to further safeguard its operators on site by equipping its mobile equipment with remote controls. Implementing remote control technology has allowed Savage River’s operators to control machines from a safe location, away from potential hazards brought on by the frequent, heavy, rainfall experienced… Read More
RCT’s expansion into the USA is proving to be a successful venture for the company and the community in which it’s based. The Salt Lake City branch in Utah opened its doors late last year to support existing and future clients and partners in the North American region. For 45 years, RCT has supplied mining… Read More
Large crowds flocked to Elko recently for one of the oldest and most respected mining expos held in the US, and RCT was proud to take part for the second year in a row. “This year’s Elko Mining expo definitely seemed bigger and better than previous year’s events,” said RCT’s USA Account Manager Greg Kerr…. Read More
RCT has been active with the American mining market for years and its involvement with the upcoming Elko Mining Expo reinforces this commitment. The event is one of the oldest and most respected mining expos held in the United States and RCT is proud to take part in this event again for 2017. The annual… Read More
RCT’s debut at the largest mining show in Northern Ontario, the Canadian Mining Expo provided the team with an excellent opportunity to meet with the local mining community. Also known locally as the Big Event, the two-day expo attracted about 400 exhibitors, coming together to showcase their expertise to the mining giants in the area… Read More
RCT’s Founder Bob Muirhead was awarded Champion of Innovation for 2017 at the Austmine Industry Leader’s Dinner and Awards Dinner held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre recently. The prestigious award is Austmine’s acknowledgement of individuals who have pioneered and championed innovation to help make the mining industry what it is today, and it’s… Read More
RCT had a busy time exhibiting at Chilean mining exhibition, Exponor! The team joined partners Fasser and Power Train Technologies in showcasing RCT’s range of solutions over the course of five days. It was the first time RCT has teamed with Fasser at an expo following the formalisation of the partnership last year. Fasser is… Read More
The CIM Convention held in Montreal, Canada was declared a success by the RCT team exhibiting at the annual event. Three of RCT’s specialists, Andrew Sells, Vern Deveau and Phil Goode, manned the booth over the duration of the expo which attracted about 5,000 mining industry professionals. Although RCT was one of nearly 400 booths,… Read More
RCT’s Sudbury branch has just opened its doors and as a result the company is placing itself at some of Canada’s most important and local mining expos to not only gain further exposure but support the local industry. Therefore, the company is exhibiting at the Canadian Mining Expo (CME) – The Big Event from May… Read More
RCT will be joining channel partners, Fasser at this year’s exhibition of global technology and innovation for the mining industry – Exponor in Antofagasta, Chile from May 15-19. The expo is well-known as a comprehensive showcase of products, services, innovations, advances and improvements offered by mining and industrial suppliers to the global market – and… Read More
Interest has peaked around RCT’s Industrial range of remote controls as the desire to safeguard operators and boost productivity increases. RCT’s industrial range of remote control solutions have been recently redesigned to suit all applications including demolition, construction, process and refineries, agriculture and farming, transport and even forestry. The company’s remotes can tackle any task… Read More
MiningWorld Russia, held at the Crocus Exhibition Centre in Moscow is one of the leading events in the Russian mining industry; attracting mining companies from all corners of the globe wanting to find out more about the latest developments in the field. Taking part in this year’s conference, for the third year in a row… Read More
The Austmine mining conference and exhibition is fast approaching and RCT is gearing up for a busy two days. Held at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre the biennial event will be the place to discuss technology, innovation and collaboration as a means to improve productivity and competitiveness. The upcoming expo’s theme of “Mining’s Innovation… Read More
“Head Towards a New State of Mine” is the theme of this year’s CIM 2017 Convention taking place in Montréal from April 30 – May 3 and RCT is excited to join more than 450 other companies in showcasing the latest in mining technology. RCT is currently busily setting up service branch in Sudbury in… Read More
The EarthTrack® Fleet Management Solution is the key to smarter, profit boosting equipment. Providing machine and operator performance directly to the decision makers, in real-time. Now more than ever mines are looking at ways to increase profitability and safety, and RCT’s latest innovation – EarthTrack® Fleet Management Solution is providing exactly that. The new technology… Read More
The Big Event – Canadian Mining Expo in Timmins is fast approaching and the RCT team are busy preparing to exhibit at what will be our second Canadian mining expo for the year! Having recently opened a branch in Ontario, RCT will use the expo as a platform to showcase our proven solutions that are… Read More
Exponor will be taking place in Antofagasta, Chile from May 15 – 19 and RCT is excited to be taking part with South American partner Fasser. This year’s global technology and innovation exhibition will showcase the latest solutions changing the face of the mining industry and is therefore a very fitting expo for the two… Read More
Every two years Austmine holds a mining conference and exhibition and this year RCT is proud to be exhibiting. The theme of the upcoming two-day event is ‘Mining’s Innovation Imperative’ and its set to encompass thought provoking discussions by industry leaders, all focused on the latest innovations, newest strategies and technological breakthroughs in the mining… Read More
Register to receive your VIP pass!  RCT is proud to be exhibiting at the upcoming CIM 2017 Convention in Montréal, QC from April 30 to May 2. Known as one of Canada’s premier mining trade shows, this year’s event is set to feature about 450 companies showcasing the latest in mining equipment, tools, technology, services… Read More
RCT is a well-known powerhouse in the mining industry, but did you know it is active in the industrial sector too? As a global OEM of remote control and automation systems, RCT are well-placed to supply the industrial remote control market. The company’s proven range of remotes can be installed on a wide range of… Read More
Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) and RCT has had a long history of evolving site remote loader capabilities at the Porgera Gold mine in Papua New Guinea over the years. The site’s innovation journey began with RCT’s ControlMaster® Line-of-Sight and has evolved quickly from there. The site’s primary reason for innovating was to ensure operator safety… Read More
RCT has had an ongoing relationship with a large underground metal mining operation, having provided mobile machine control and automation solutions at the site for more than 30 years. Despite many challenges, the site was able to overcome them to operate a very successful mine; increasing productivity and profitability safely at the site. Numerous projects… Read More
RCT has had a strong presence in Brisbane since 2012; however, a recent change in location has resulted in the company moving in to state-of-the-art premises, well-equipped to provide first-class training. Three times the size of RCT’s original Brisbane branch; the new office is complete with large reception area, bench repair space, workshop area, meeting… Read More
With Christmas now upon us and the New Year just around the corner, RCT’s Executive Director and CEO Brett White reflects on the year that was as well as passing on his wishes to everyone at RCT and its valued clients across the globe! 2016 is a shining example that hard work pays off! While… Read More
RCT and Fasser have recently entered into a formalised arrangement which will see Fasser distributing RCT’s auto-electrical line of products throughout Chile and Peru. The new partnership will allow RCT’s solutions to be quickly and effectively introduced into the market at a time where the current economic conditions in the copper industry have created significant… Read More
RCT and Activ celebrated their two-year anniversary this month – a partnership which provides quality commercial services for RCT and valuable employment opportunities for people living with disability. RCT is an innovative and dynamic Australian company that is a global leader in smart Guidance Systems and Remote Control Automation solutions for the mining industry.  While… Read More
  RCT won Innovative Mining Solution of the Year with our ControlMaster® Independent Guidance solution at the 2016 Prospect Mining Awards held in Sydney recently. The national awards have been running for more than a decade and are one of the most prestigious awards programs for the mining industry in Australia.  “We were absolutely thrilled… Read More
Download Case Study With falling metal prices, spare mill capacity, and increasing mining depth, it was crucial that Aeris Resources’ Tritton Mine found additional ways to increase productivity.  When a means to do this in a manner that also reduced risk, it jumped at the chance. The site, which carries out the conventional open stoping… Read More
About 40,000 people from more than 130 countries converged onto the Las Vegas Convention Centre to attend the premier world mining event – MINExpo 2016 last week. With more than 2,000 exhibitors, spanning from 37 countries setting up over 840,000 square metres of sold-out exhibit space, there was plenty for people to do and see… Read More
Download Case Study (PDF) Canadian-miner Eldorado Gold’s decision to deploy RCT’s Smart Technology at its White Mountain gold mine in north-eastern China saw the site strengthen its safety culture as well as increase mine productivity at the same time. Prior to implementing the new technology, White Mountain utilised handheld Line-of-Sight equipment which required two workers… Read More
From July 13 – 16 Smart Technology company RCT took part in the second ever technology trade show, EXPOTECNOMIN in Lima, Peru. The mining exhibition attracted about 20,000 people; many of who were decision makers, managers, academics and technology-minded people looking to incorporate the latest technology into their mines sites. RCT has a growing presence… Read More
RCT has cemented its roots in North America with the establishment of an office located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new premises is crucial in supporting existing and future clients and partners and is already a hive of activity as RCT delves deeper into the North American market. RCT Executive Director and CEO Brett… Read More
Canadian-based company Mandalay Resources implemented RCT’s ControlMaster® Teleremote and Guidance Systems to substantially increase ore recovery at its Costerfield gold-antimony mine in Victoria, Australia. The Costerfield mine has a “narrow vein operation” which requires drives to be kept to a minimum width to minimise ore dilution for ore processing efficiency. It was this requirement that… Read More
About 150 golfers took to the green at the Cobar Bowling and Gold Club to partake in the Inter-mine Golf Challenge on Saturday, July 30. The annual event is organised by three local mines: Peak Gold, CSA and Endeavor, to raise money for not-for-profit charities and organisations in the town, including local schools, hospitals and… Read More
In order to adhere to America’s Mine Safety and Health Administrations (MSHA) new regulations to remove operators from dozers pushing coarse coal refuse into a tailings pond, Alliance Resources looked to remote its two dozers at its River View Coal mine in Uniontown, Kentucky. While its Caterpillar D6T was a straight forward installation, its older… Read More
Every four years thousands of mining leaders, managers and decision makers converge on one of the biggest international mining shows on earth – MINExpo and this year RCT is proud to take part in it. The premier mining event draws a large, international audience representing all major mining regions in the world, making it very… Read More
Earlier this year RCT successfully delivered its ControlMaster® Guidance ATX2200 Teleremote training course to operators at Renison Tin Mine in Tasmania – with an overwhelming response. RCT product trainer Alan Barton executed two separate, level one courses (both theory and practical) to 12 enthusiastic participants who were keen to try out the new system fitted… Read More
By Darren Baguley This article was originally published in Alliance Airlines Inflight Magazine The advent of autonomous haul trucks on some Australian mining sites may represent a step change in how mines operate; however, humans in vehicles on mine sites will be with us for a long time yet. RCT provides remote-control technology for automating… Read More
Smart Technology company RCT will be exhibiting the upcoming EXPOTECNOMIN 2016 in Peru from July 13 – 16 at Explanada del Polideportivo de la PUCP Av. Universitaria. With a growing presence in South America, EXPOTECNOMIN is the ideal platform to showcase RCT’s latest range of technology designed to increase productivity, safety and profitability within surface… Read More
Register your interest! Sign up to receive exclusive news and updates from RCT. Register your interest to meet with our specialists at MINExpo. RCT is proud to be exhibiting at the upcoming MINExpo International in Las Vegas from September 26-28, 2016. The quadrennial event is the largest show of its kind in the world, drawing an… Read More
More than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s EXPOTECNOMIN to discover the latest mining technology trends from 150 exhibitors at the forefront of the industry. RCT’s team of specialists will be on hand to share their knowledge on the latest solutions and technologies helping to drive productivity and profitability in the mining industry…. Read More
Image: Courtesy of Eldorado Gold RCT joined forces with Canadian-based Eldorado Gold to deliver a solution that helps minimise the risks associated with loader operations at Eldorado’s White Mountain Mine in China. RCT’s technology allows the operator to be removed from the loader – away from potential hazards within the operation. This feat was made… Read More
It’s just the beginning of May and it has already been a busy month for the RCT team having recently exhibited at the successful CIM Expo 2016 held in Vancouver, Canada. The annual event, organised by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum attracts a wide range of industry suppliers, consultants and equipment service… Read More
During April this year, RCT participated in MiningWorld Russia’s 20th international exhibition of technologies and equipment for mining and processing of minerals held at the Crocus Expo in Moscow. The annual event showcased an array of mining companies and brought together professionals within the industry on a global scale. About 279 companies from 27 countries… Read More
Written by Stefan Hajkowicz , Data61 The last few years have seen numerous studies pointing to a bleak future with technology-induced unemployment on the rise. For example, a pivotal 2013 study by researchers at the University of Oxford found that of 702 unique job types in the United States economy, around 47% were at high… Read More
  We are pleased to announce that we will be an exhibitor at CIM Expo 2016 . Come visit us at stand 1545 and find out more about our latest solutions and technologies. LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3, Canada DATE: May 1 – 3, 2016 RCT REPRESENTATIVES: Lyle Hobbs (VP… Read More
DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY (PDF) REQUIREMENT A well-known silver and lead underground mine wanted to reduce exposure to risk for its employees and increase production with the use of innovative technology. One of the site’s major issues was employees’ exposure to the potentially cancer-causing substance – Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM). The mine operator wanted to reduce… Read More
We are pleased to announce that we will be an exhibitor at MiningWorld Russia 2016 . Come visit us at stand A311 and find out more about our latest solutions and technologies. EVENT: MiningWorld’s 20th International Exhibition of Technologies & Equipment for Mining & Processing of Minerals LOCATION: International Exhibition Centre Crocus Expo, 65-66 km Moscow… Read More
A gold mine operation in Western Australia has successfully implemented the ControlMaster® Guidance system which has resulted in improved sustainable operating and financial performance. The gold producer, which took over the mine in 2010, incorporated the use of RCT Smart Technology, which has contributed to its success today. It is one of the few gold… Read More
A Western Australian iron ore mining project that had implemented RCT’s ControlMaster® Line-of-Sight on two D11T Cat® dozers have now upgraded and converted the dozers to the ControlMaster® Teleremote. The overall success of Line-of-Sight operation during the early stages of the mining project prompted the upgrade. The upgrade to the ControlMaster® Teleremote operation will boost… Read More
As demand for technology increases, RCT is responding to the growing interest in mining automation, and releasing the latest Automation solution – the ControlMaster® Independent Guidance (Point-2-Point) system. The ControlMaster® Independent Guidance is the ultimate underground automation mining solution in the market today. The only input required from the operator is the press of a button… Read More
RCT Custom, as always, have been immersed as a team at its workshop – building and testing its ControlMaster® Teleremote Platform Chair for a gold mine in Papua New Guinea. The ControlMaster® Teleremote Platform Chair will be used in conjunction with one of the mine’s Load-Haul-Dump (LHD) loader. Situated in a safe location, the mine… Read More
RCT are the proven leader in reliable radio remote controls for all dozer applications. Having already installed over 100 dozer remote systems in the field, RCT can integrate to any dozer anywhere in the world. Based on the requirement of a North American mine operation, to increase operator’s safety and productivity, RCT were approached and… Read More
RCT, a leader in automation and control technology, is proud to announce it has entered into a distributor agreement with Le Price International Corporation, the leading provider of reliability and asset management solutions in the Philippines. John Capehart, RCT Channel Partner Development Manager, said: “RCT is excited to be working with a locally trusted partner… Read More
RCT have just successfully installed its ControlMaster® Line-of-Sight solutions on D11T Cat® Dozers for a new multi-billion dollar iron ore project in Western Australia. RCT’s customer service team will conduct comprehensive training of the line-of-sight remote system for the mine operators and staff. The mine will consider the conversion of the same Cat® Dozers to RCT’s… Read More
Published by Written by Cole Latimer. A new survey is forecasting a growth in equipment related technology by Australian miners in the next two years. The latest Timetric Mining Intelligence Center survey predicts a boom in safety, maintenance, and productivity related technology. “A substantial share of Australian mines have already invested in environmental monitoring,… Read More
DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY (PDF) OVERVIEW RCT’s client, an Australian mining operation, wanted to improve their operation with less machine downtime and increased efficiency of moving ore. The installation of RCT’s ControlMaster® Guidance solution  allowed the client to meet these requirements. With loss in production from machine damage, the client wanted to improve their operations to… Read More
DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY (PDF) OVERVIEW A multinational mining operator in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, required a safe and reliable means to assist their haul truck operators in reversing their trucks down an extended distance of a tunnel created by their Tunnel Boring System (TBS). The efficient removal of large quantities of rock bored by… Read More
Collaborating with a mine in Mali, West Africa, RCT has manufactured and dispatched one of the largest and exciting Automation and Control projects of the year. RCT’s Guidance technology will protect the client’s new fleet of loaders and trucks from inadvertent wall collision damage when tramming, allowing for proven higher speeds, better safety, better production… Read More
RCT’s long-standing relationship with Gold Fields saw the parties recently collaborate to address production bottlenecks through the implementation of RCT technology and increase production output and worker safety. RCT’s ControlMaster® Surface Solution was commissioned allowing St Ives to operate remotely from the surface during firing times in a safe environment. Through surface remoting, St Ives… Read More
RCT guides the way
21 October 2015
Published by Australia’s Mining Monthly Magazine. Written by Andrew Snelling. WHEN you are operating big pieces of mining equipment underground, a little guidance can go a long way. Remote Control Technologies’ ControlMaster® division has launched the third version of its real-time guidance solution for teleremote operations, an on-machine control unit which provides operators with a… Read More
DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY (PDF) RCT Custom provides unrivaled experience, capability and focus to create bespoke solutions in any situation. Like many mine sites situated in geographically harsh and climate sensitive landscapes, Codelco’s Andina site in Chile is faced with a myriad of challenges – poor visibility; high altitude (4km above sea level); large cliff faces; steep… Read More
  Personnel in industrial sites are often desensitised or even oblivious to warning sirens and alarms as these can easily blend into ambient noise. This can essentially make conventional audible forklift alarms less effective, thus increasing the risk of an accident. The solution? The ‘SmartSpot’ LED warning light – specifically designed to project a blue or… Read More
Schneider Electric desire to increase their MHE fleet efficiency has led to a successful meeting between Sng Beng-Heng (Global Supply Chain Singapore, Schneider Electric) and Matt Ingram (Product Manager, RCT) in Singapore. The first of multiple orders of RCT’s SmarTrack® Fleet Management system has been commissioned by Schneider Electric, as both companies look to work… Read More
Global technology leaders in the mine equipment training and advanced mobile-machine control fields have joined forces to deliver a unique remote control training solution designed to improve mine safety and profitability. Immersive Technologies (IMMT) and RCT have – between them – worked for more than 50 years with the world’s leading mining companies and contractors… Read More
On 1st May 2015, the NSW Mines Rescue Challenge commenced at Cobar, after a three year hiatus. RCT was a proud sponsor of the event, and I had the privilege to personally attend. There were ten teams that took part in simulated, real-life rescue situations; Fire-fighting, road accident rescue, high angle vertical rescue, search &… Read More
New Website
12 May 2015
After weeks of brainstorming and months of hard work, RCT is very excited to launch our newly designed website as part of RCT’s rebranding process. read more Throughout the process of developing our new website, it has been our goal to create an accurate portrayal of RCT that is not only direct and informative, but also… Read More
The RCT Brand
12 May 2015
After extensive market research, we discovered that although our products and services are considered exceptional and showcased well, our customers weren’t identifying our brand with the intrinsic value and benefits we offer. RCT employees were given three versions to vote on, and we’re pleased to share our new brand – we believe this reflects the… Read More
Mining Journal – Feb 20 2015
Mining equipment makers could be in danger of being a little too innovative. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson. Automation is one of the big buzzwords in the mining industry but, according to one player, original equipment manufacturers are going too far with it. Gold Fields Australia head of engineering & projects Paul… Read More
The world of underground mining is becoming increasingly challenging. Issues associated with deeper orebodies, increasing costs and the drive for greater social responsibility continue to pressure the viability of many operations. In response to this, Atlas Copco and RCT have agreed to team up to provide a comprehensive range of automation solutions that will deliver… Read More
Remote Control Technologies (RCT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyle Hobbs as VP Business Development, North America. The appointment of Hobbs comes at a strategic time for the Company which is aggressively targeting regions globally where smart technology, already well proven in the Australian market, can provide significant safety and productivity benefits to… Read More
Is there a role for the best Australian mining technology in eastern Russia, do Australian mine safety messages translate well in that part of the world? In Phil Goode’s experience the answer to both questions is a resounding “dah”! A new project with diamond giant Alrosa adds the exclamation mark. Successful transfer of Australian remote… Read More
While many suppliers to the mining and other associated industries have been tightening their belts over the past 2 years, RCT has demonstrated confidence in their offering and its relevance to the current market with a 100% growth of its Melbourne team. Provider of smart technology solutions for both the mining and industrial sectors in… Read More
A common theme for most mining operations today is productivity, productivity, productivity. While this is certainly the ultimate outcome when one uses Guidance technology, the motivation for three Australian mines, for the implementation of their Guidance Solution, was quite different. At a major copper and gold mine located in Central West NSW the tunnel boring… Read More
Australia’s large and diverse local underground mining industry produces a significant proportion of its coal, gold, nickel, copper, zinc, lead, tin, uranium and diamond exports. The size and scope of Australia’s underground mining industry, its safety culture, high production rates, the technical challenges associated with depth, geology, seismicity, and mining methods, and a history of… Read More
Apprenticeships and trainee workshops, plus programmed student visits, provide the skills and insights for the next generation of innovators. The development of smart, safety and productivity solutions for mining and industrial application is what RCT is known for throughout Australia, and increasingly now, internationally. While RCT provides a comprehensive, 5 level training programme to our… Read More
MINE operators and contractors who still see the cost of ICT infrastructure as a roadblock to underground machine guidance needn’t be concerned on that front, according to the managing director of innovative Australian company Remote Control Technologies. Bob Muirhead, who has overseen RCT’s development into an international leader in mine remote control and machine guidance… Read More
While Remote Control Technologies (RCT) have a defined development path outlined for future technology advancements for the mining industry, today’s students need exposure to and education on the industry, to identify and define their own future. RCT was happy to support the over 200 students from Goldfields’ schools with sponsorship of the “Girls and Guys… Read More
The massive landslip that dumped 128M cubic yards of rock and dirt across the floor of Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon mine in Utah, USA four months ago spelled opportunity for Australian automation and control solutions company Remote Control Technologies. From just about the other side of the world, in Perth, Western Australia, RCT was… Read More
Leading mining remote control systems developer and supplier of the past three decades, Remote Control Technologies has begun rolling out a new, advanced training package for remote control operators and maintenance personnel. RCT’s enhanced ControlMaster® education and training program is being introduced at sites around Australia, where the company has supplied most of the underground… Read More
A first Semi-Automation Guidance System installed in West Africa. African miners sit in a cabin away from danger zone operating machines on remote video screens. African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) recently purchased for their mining contracts in West Africa the latest version of the ControlMaster® suite of Guidance technology used with Teleremote Control operation of… Read More
Indonesia, November 2012″The following article has been translated by RCT; its content has been extracted from Remote Control Dozer article published on front page of Freeport news November 2012.” “At PT Freeport Indonesia, the operation of Bulldozers is part of our daily life. This sort of work deals with shifting material in the ​​construction areas,… Read More
Once more RCT provides outstanding customer service delivering its Remote Dozer safety solutions to the mining sector, this time at the Oyu Tolgoi mine site. In July 2012 Remote Control Technologies Pty Ltd’s (RCT) visited Oyu Tolgoi mine site, located Southern Mongolia around 80 kilometers north of Mongolia’s Chinese border, to install and commission 3… Read More
Back to the future
1 September 2012
Sophisticated mobile equipment control and auto-guidance is at the heart of some of the mining industry’s major productivity enhancement projects that now have technology as a central generative lever. An Australian company working closely with project proponents sees strong international growth prospects forming on the back of the emerging productivity trend. Remote Control Technologies, which… Read More
Software enhancements have enabled users of Remote Control Technologies’ ControlMaster® Guidance System to – literally – step up a gear with mining equipment fitted with the technology. The company, meanwhile, is accelerating deployment of ControlMaster® Guidance System’s in offshore markets. The latter effort is currently aimed mainly at Africa, with RCT having recently opened an… Read More
RCT opens new branch
1 September 2012
Australian mining technology supplier Remote Control Technologies has opened a new Queensland branch office, in Brisbane, continuing the build-up in regional support for its world-leading products. The company, which manufactures and supplies mobile mining equipment remote control, guidance and safety systems, also recently established a branch presence in South Africa. RCT, headquartered in Perth, Western… Read More
The underground mining working conditions have their fair share of challenges for the miners with the hazardous risks associated with the underground workplace and the lonely lifestyle that working away from home and family can cause. A long established WA based Technology Company is developing products and solutions to reduce the hazardous risk associated with… Read More
40 Years, 60 Countries
1 September 2012
Remote Control Technologies Pty Ltd (RCT) serves customers in over 60 countries. An export effort we are very proud of. We started out as a one man electrical service business in Kalgoorlie in 1972. Today a team of over 140 people work with our mining and industrial customers from five strategically located Australian facilities Perth… Read More
Australian mining technology companies are increasingly staking out international territories with a view to engaging miners and contractors at a corporate level on delivery of ‘solutions’ around traditional product lines – software, communications, automation, and so on – and in this regard a 40-year old Perth company has jumped out of the blocks. Remote Control… Read More
An agreement between two global leaders in their respective markets; Remote Control Technologies (RCT) and MineARC Systems has been set to provide to customers a new range of products designed for the hard rock underground mining industry. MineARC Systems are specialised in the manufacture and supply of emergency safe-refuge chambers to the underground mining industry,… Read More
The smooth and successful installation of Remote Control Technologies ControlMaster® Teleremote Surface Station in a huge QLD underground mine has been followed by a second successful installation at the same site. These installations allow the operators to drive the underground loader from the surface in a safe and comfortable Control Station and are ‘at the… Read More