Smart Technology company RCT has forged an alliance with contractor RUC Cementation Mining Contractors to develop technologies for underground mine operations.
Under the collaboration, RCT’s new and emerging technologies will be tested and trialled at RUC Mining’s operating contract sites in Australia and overseas.
The control and automation solutions offered by the company can be installed on any machine type.
RUC Mining managing director Barry Upton said: “RCT provides flexibility across all OEM’s fleet offerings, and in addition, the company extends itself to broader mine information management.
“This partnership aims to further build on this adaptability and realise an automated connected mine, unconstrained by the limitations of a single original equipment manufacturer OEM supplier.”
According to RUC, RCT was selected after taking into consideration its expertise in technical solutions innovation, particularly in loader automation.
Headquartered in Australia, RCT offers smart guidance, teleremote and remote control automation solutions for the mining industry.
RCT executive director and CEO Brett White said: “What’s exciting about this partnership is that we have the opportunity to collaborate directly and deeply with an innovative customer wanting to adopt our smart technology and make step changes in the industry.
“Having access to a mine to test is key to RCT’s proof of concept team (PoC Works).”
RUC is currently offering services to Dacian Gold for its Mt Morgans gold mine in Western Australia.
Under the agreement, Mt Morgans mine will be used to facilitate and expedite the development of fit-for-purpose solutions that are expected to benefit RUC, RCT, and Dacian Gold.
Solutions offered by RUC include mechanised mining, shaft sinking, raise drilling, boxhole boring and training.