RCT Expands its Automation Range, as Demand for Technology Increases

March 2, 2016

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 to activate the system. The operator can then leave the machine to navigate by itself to the destination.

The ease of use is apparent; steering, braking, and speed are automatically controlled by the system, together with laser technology which is utilised to keep the machine on the centre path of the drive avoiding walls and other major obstacles.

This innovative development in RCT’s technology takes the stress out of operating machines on narrow and difficult to navigate underground drives, resulting in less fatigue, less machine downtime, and significant gains in productivity.

ControlMaster® Independent Guidance improves the bottom line of underground production. Greater speeds, consistent high production and less damage ensure KPI’s targets are met every time. It can be installed on all types of underground loaders and trucks.

“RCT’s proven global experience in Automation and Control paved the way for the development of this next generation, state-of-the-art system. We aim to set benchmarks for productivity and safety, and this new Independent Guidance system will reflect that,” said Dave Holman, ControlMaster® Product Manager.

Independent Guidance has been deployed on several mine sites for trials, and has now become a permanent solution for these operations, after evident gains in productivity.

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About RCT

RCT is an innovative smart technology company with the expertise to evolve entire industries. We design, manufacture and deliver technology and service solutions to support clients around the world in multiple sectors including mining, industrial, agricultural and civil. With over 40 years of success, RCT leverages knowledge and insight to provide clients the advantage of measurable value – increased profitability, productivity, efficiency and safety.

Since the 1970s, RCT has traversed all corners of the globe. Our team has grown to 150+ committed people working with clients in over 64 countries worldwide, from Australia to Africa, Asia, Russia, North America and Latin America.

With our unique way of viewing the world, intelligent solutions and backed by exceptional support, service and training, RCT is a global leader in smart Guidance, Teleremote and Remote Control automation solutions for the mining industry.

We continue to listen, see, think, create and evolve solutions that lead to better profitability, productivity and safety for our clients.

For more information and associated media please contact:

Cid De Carvalho
RCT Marketing Manager
cidd@rct.net.au | +61 (0) 8 9352 3131