RCT to deliver the world’s first agnostic Automation install on a CAT R2900XE hybrid loader


Barminco has enlisted RCT to carry out what is believed to be the world’s first agnostic remote installation on CAT’s Hybrid underground loader.

The mining services company will be using the R2900XE loader which has a diesel engine and electric driveline at the IGO-owned Spotted Quoll underground mine.

“Technology and innovation are two of Barminco’s core components, so it made sense they chose RCT to carry out the installation of this automation project,” said RCT’s Kalgoorlie Branch Manager, Rick Radcliffe.

“We are receiving a lot of interest in this project as it is a hybrid loader which reduces fuel burn resulting in low diesel particulates which is something companies are looking at doing to mine more sustainably in the future,” he said.

This project is currently underway with RCT’s Kalgoorlie branch completing the installation.

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