RCT will exhibit its latest technology at the biannual Austmine conference, which takes place in Brisbane from 21 to 23 May.

Central to RCT’s presence at the conference will be an example of the ControlMaster Automation Centre which is currently deployed at various mining operations around the world.

RCT’s staff will help conference delegates test the Automation Centre and the associated purpose-built simulator demonstrating the ControlMaster Multiple Machine Control function at a surface mining operation.

The Automation Centre consists of a specially designed leather chair, high definition screens and a new navigation controller device, which enables equipment operators to manage machines from a remote station on the mine’s surface.

Equipment operators can access G-Dash or real-time, graphical machine data, feeds from multiple camera angles and point-to-point functions enabling faster remote tramming between production level locations on a mine site.

RCT East Coast branch manager Jack Gee says Austmine has traditionally proved to be an excellent opportunity to network with the key mining industry figures and he looks forward to a productive conference.

“Delegates will be able to test the Automation Centre and learn how the technology is able to bolster operator safety, lower operating costs and improve site productivity,” he says.