Automated dozer deployed in Europe


RCT has deployed a state-of-the-art Teleremote dozer on European soil.

Currently operating at a multi-metal mine in Finland, the ControlMaster® technology was chosen for numerous reasons including its durability, interoperability, and high level of customer support.

The decision to implement the technology on a D11T dozer was in line with the site’s automation strategy going forward and its focus on improving overall employee wellbeing.

“The site experiences extreme temperatures and has legislation in place surrounding dust control,” said RCT’s BDM Mike Thomas.

This legislation, while necessary for operators’ health, does significantly reduce the amount of time an operator can work each day while operating manually from the cab of the machine.

The mine site was after a solution, and they looked to RCT for one that addressed all their requirements.

Implementing RCT’s ControlMaster® Teleremote technology, removes the operator from the machine itself and relocates them to a safe, ergonomic working environment. In this instance, workers at a state-of-the-art Automation centre located within the mine operations, keeping them safe from harsh weather conditions and exposure to dust.

“The technology is extremely robust, which means it can operate effectively in extreme weather conditions such as the -50 degrees experienced on site. It’s fit-for-purpose, designed to cater to mining clients, all over the world,” said Mr Thomas.

“In addition to this, ControlMaster® is extremely flexible with third-party networks and other solutions which is what makes the technology stand out from competitors,” he said.

The technology has been well received on-site with all operators very happy with the implementation.

The new way of working on site has been fully embraced by operators.

“They are investing in their future and the way to do work to look after their employees now and in the future,” he added.

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