Safeguard work force and extend machine fleet life.

RCT’s foundation product range the Muirhead® protection products are easy-to-install and cost-effective solutions that protects workers and enhances the productivity of any type of heavy machinery across various industries.

Idle timers

Simple and cost-effective devices that prevents workers prematurely shutting down equipment after use and causing turbo damage and costly maintenance. Specific idle time limits can be configured depending on machine type and worksite.

The idle timer was one of the first Muirhead® products developed in response to customers requiring solutions to ensure machines were able to cool down before they were shutdown to prevent engine and turbo damage.

Idle timers are easy to install and maintain and require no ongoing maintenance. The benefits of the idle timer far outweigh the small cost involved in introducing the product.

There are now a large range of idle timers to suit all machines and applications.

Speed limiters

This device restricts the speed of any type of equipment to site-specific requirements and can prevent accidents and result in greater fuel economy.

The Muirhead® Speed Limiter has been a part of RCT’s range for 20 years, where its only requirement was to control the speed of machines to prevent accidents. However, the benefits extended to: greater fuel economy, reduced unplanned downtime, and extended life of all major machine components.

This device can be further enhanced with the use of a Zone Controller which will enable different speed settings for different zones on site to ensure a machine is travelling at the optimum speed at all times to further improve productivity.

Park brake interlocks

This Muirhead® product prompts the operator to apply the vehicles handbrake by sounding an alarm if the machine door is opened prior to the handbrake being applied.

Entering and exiting large mining machines can be precarious due to numerous reasons beyond control, so RCT has come up with a solution to mitigate a risk it can control with the park brake interlock.

This warning system reduces the risk of an accident resulting from a machine rolling when the park brake not been applied correctly. Improving machine use helps to drive productivity gains and extends machine life.

Introducing the park brake interlock has proven to improve site’s operating habits which, in turn has reduced machine damage.

Fatigue monitoring

This easy-to-use device observes mobile equipment operators and flags any signs of tiredness that can result in serious injury and damage to the equipment.

Operator fatigue has been identified as a major contributor of machine damage and reduced productivity, fatigue monitoring systems help to combat the problem without disrupting production or increasing the risk of accidents.

The systems come in two options; reflex and active to cater to different requirements. The reflex warning system monitors the time it takes for the operator to reset the warning once it goes off. If the system detects a slower reaction time, the warning will ensue more frequently.

The active fatigue warning requires the operator to react when prompted, however this warning can be programmed to operate at times fatigue is most prevalent.

RCT can collaborate with customers to enhance their chosen system. The fatigue monitoring systems have been adopted into a wide variety of applications.

Incline controllers

Machine rollovers are entirely preventable with the Muirhead® incline controllers. The device monitors the machine’s gradient and alerts the operator if the machine reaches a critical angle and is in danger of tipping over.

Machine roll overs on site are all too prevalent and results in costly and significant disruptions that interfere with productivity on site. RCT’s Incline Controllers assist operators in combating the issue; empowering them with the information on their operating conditions and machine position, allowing them to make better decisions.

Although incline controllers can be equipped to any mobile machine they are particularly sought after for use on bulldozers, which often work on steep incline and operate at critical angles.

Engine protection

This product safeguards engines by monitoring areas including oil pressure and coolant flows and alerting operators to faults within the machine and can also lockout operation to prevent catastrophic engine failure.

Engine damage is costly and disrupts mine production for extended periods of time. To combat this and ensure long-term machine availability to maintain productivity..

The Muirhead® EPS prevents engine damage if a fault was to arise. It has proven to be an industry leading product and as a result it is one of the most popular engine protection solutions available in the mining and industrial sectors today.

This solution is programmable and can be configured to suit all machine types and brands; regardless of the size of machines. Muirhead® EPS should be included on all mobile machines to prolong engine life increase productivity levels.

Fuel lockouts

This simple-to-install device prevents machine operators from departing the refuelling bay with the fuel nozzle still attached and causing damage to the vehicle and the bay.

RCT’s Fuel Lockouts are suitable across all machine types and brands and has proven to improve machine availability and operating practices.

Clients already utilising the Fuel Lockouts have eliminated damage to refueling bays. This has saved companies in both repairs and downtime costs associated with operators driving off with the nozzle attached.

Tray safety solutions

Designed to avoid accidents and damage to haul trucks, these solutions are configured to stop the vehicle from moving with the tray raised, it can inhibit the tray from rising when the vehicle is moving and also can alert the operator in a situation that could result in damage, enabling the operator to take corrective action.

A haul truck is the critical link in the surface mining process in determining if production tons are met. Being able to prevent avoidable accidents and damage to these machines can ensure productivity targets are continually met.

Damage to a haul truck’s tray is the most common occurrence, particularly with oversized or modified trays. Tray safety solutions devices are now widely used to accommodate the increase in custom trays being installed on haul trucks to assist in increasing production rates.

Throttle limiters

Commonly used in cold environments this solution prevents the machine engine RPMs from rising too quickly before oil and lubricant has spread to all necessary areas in the engine, assisting in a safe start of the equipment in cold conditions.

The Throttle limiter restrict the RPM for a pre-set amount of time, or when the engine temperature reaches an acceptable level.

The system prevents the engine from experiencing unnecessary stress on cold starts to extend machine life and increase productivity.

Kits are programmable to suit all operating conditions, are simple to install and easy to maintain.

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