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RCT Masters Autonomous Mixed, Multi-Fleet Capability
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RCT Masters Autonomous Mixed, Multi-Fleet Capability

This was originally published by RCT.

Above Image: By utilizing ControlMaster™ equipment operators can manage mining plant developed by multiple manufacturers including this Sandvik 621i underground loader. Image Credit: RCT.

World-leading autonomous solutions provider RCT’s premier automation and control solution ControlMaster™ is revolutionizing mining operations throughout North America.

ControlMaster™ is a technologically agnostic solution with a proven history of managing heavy mobile mining plant on active mine sites throughout the USA, Canada and many other mines across the globe.

By utilizing ControlMaster™ equipment operators can manage mining plant developed by multiple manufacturers from the same operating platform, the Automation Center.

The Automation Center enables operators to manage multiple machines at once and in real-time while located either on the surface of an underground mine or in designated areas within the mine.

Image: RCT is also the only supplier that has successfully implemented Multi-Fleet Select on active mine sites meaning operators can manage various machine types from the same secure station. Image Credit: RCT.

Image: RCT is also the only supplier that has successfully implemented Multi-Fleet Select on active mine sites meaning operators can manage various machine types from the same secure station. Image Credit: RCT.

Once in the Automation Center operators can access the full range of machine functions as if they were sitting in the machine’s cab. 

RCT is also the only supplier that has successfully implemented Multi-Fleet Select on active mine sites meaning operators can manage various machine types such as underground LHD loaders, water trucks and rockbreakers from the same secure station.

RCT North America Operations Vice President Clint Chapman said the company has a strong history of developing innovative solutions that other companies have been unable to match.

“RCT is the only company with a proven history of delivering mixed, multi-fleet autonomous solutions into active mine sites in North America,” he said.

“Our technology is designed to integrate seamlessly with all forms of heavy mining equipment and provide the same functionality promised by Original Equipment Manufacturers.”

Mr Chapman said the company can provide technical assistance on any mine site at short notice. 

“We can deliver on-ground support through our experienced Field Service Technicians backed by professional support staff in our branches in Salt Lake City in Utah and Sudbury in Ontario.”

“We also have significant experience developing customized technological solutions to meet site-specific requirements and tailoring our products to operate in a range of rugged conditions often in very remote locations.”

RCT’s USA team has previously customized and commissioned its autonomous technology as part of a complex project for Alliance Resource Partners’ River View Coal Mine in Uniontown Kentucky.

RCT has also delivered a customized multi-fleet project for Western Contracting Corporation to clear unexploded ordinance at the former army munitions facility Fort Wingate in New Mexico.

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