eNews #19

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Major Automation project at MATSA's Aguas Teñidas and Magdalena mine

Guidance Automation installed on four CAT R2900G underground loaders at MATSA's Aguas Teñidas copper-lead-zinc mine.

"This system increased productivity by permitting us to operate during shift change and smoke clearing. We also have the capability to simultaneously operate more than one piece of equipment with the same Teleremote operator." - MATSA spokesperson

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RCT celebrates MiningWorld Russia 2019 success

"The Automation Centre acted like a magnet, people walked straight to the chair and displayed great interest in how it worked. People were aware of automation technology and knew of our projects with Polyus [Olimpiada mine, Eastern Siberia]." - Business Development Manager (CIS), Stephen Macarow

RCT also received the 'Automation Champions' award at the event.

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RCT automates new 'i' series Sandvik loader

Automation was installed just weeks after the machine was first released to the Western Australian market.

"Now that we have documented the new LH621i, all future ‘i’ series loaders can be commissioned in exactly the same amount of time as traditional Sandvik 621 loaders." - RCT Kalgoorlie Branch Manager, Rick Radcliffe

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RCT's recent activities around the world...

Zambia: Five Automation Centres were dispatched from RCT’s headquarters to ZCCM-IH PLC's Lubambe Copper mine.

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Australia: RCT installed its Muirhead® Fuel Cap Isolation protection system on 17 Epiroc MT6020 underground haul trucks for a Northern Territory mine.

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Australia: RCT commissions autonomous technology at Alkane Resources' Tomingley Gold Operations in New South Wales.

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Dubai: RCT Technical Support Manager Matt Ingram trained SPAN Group employees on the SmarTrack® industrial fleet management system.

Oman: RCT worked with International Heavy Equipment to install SmarTrack® fleet management system for Omanair SATS Cargo.

South Africa: Sandvik LH514 commissioned with Guidance Automation was put through its paces in a simulated underground mine tunnel.

Tanzania: Machine operators were trained by specialised RCT trainers to control a CAT R2900G loader operating on Guidance Automation.

Canada: Teck Resources are now using RCT Teleremote solution on a CAT D11T dozer and CAT 390D excavator at its Coal Mountain Operation.

Australia: KAB Seating MD Bill Fraser toured RCT's facility to see how his company's seating products are integrated with our Automation projects.

From our team...

Congratulations to our Research & Development Manager Brian Toomey for reaching 40 years with RCT! Brian originally started as an apprentice in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, before moving onto managerial roles in the Workshop, Manufacturing and Product Development departments.

"I love working for RCT because it provides the opportunity to use your noggin by taking a machine schematic and producing something tangible and real such as an automation control system."
- RCT Custom Design Technician, Luke Barrow

"As a result of mining companies realising the advantages of RCT Smart Technology, automation is gaining positive momentum on the African continent. This is opening exciting new opportunities for machine operators and enabling them to return home safely and healthier after every shift. "
- Business Development Manager (Africa), Mike Thomas

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