Chinova Resources implements autonomous loaders

2019-08-30T09:56:50+00:00 August 29th, 2019|

Automation specialist RCT has entered into a project with Chinova Resources to install and commission autonomous technology at its Osborne Mine in Queensland.

RCT installed the ControlMaster Guidance Automation packages on two CAT 2900 loaders. Image credit: RCT

RCT installed the ControlMaster Guidance Automation packages on two CAT 2900 loaders. Image credit: RCT

The project involves RCT installing its ControlMaster Guidance Automation packages on two CAT 2900 loaders to operate at the copper-gold underground mine.

RCT will also provide an underground Teleremote Cabin complete with a Laser Guard Containment Unit and analogue communications as well as a Fibre Optic Control Station (FOCS) located on the mine’s surface.

ControlMaster Guidance offers consistent machine operation and cycle times by reducing unplanned machine downtime from operator errors and improved safety for operators who can manage the machines from remote locations.

RCT’s Brisbane and Mount Isa branches carried out installation and commissioning work in mid-2019 and will deliver operator and maintenance training to site personnel.