AUTOMATION: RCT automates K-series Caterpillar loader

AUSTRALIA – RCT, a leader in the autonomous solutions space, has announced that it is the first independent technology provider to successfully automate Caterpillar’s recently released R1700K underground loader. The K-series is the latest iteration of Cat’s heavy equipment product

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AUTOMATION: RCT commissions tele-remote mining fleet in Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN – RCT, a company specializing in autonomous solutions, has completed a customized tele-remote project at the Ridder underground Tishinsky copper mine in Kazakhstan. RCT’s ControlMaster Teleremote solution can be tailored to a mine’s site-specific requirements. RCT worked with the

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AUTOMATION: RCT automates fleet in Burkina Faso

AUSTRALIA – RCT, a leader in providing autonomous solutions, has executed a project with African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) at the Siou underground gold mine in Burkina Faso. Earlier this year, RCT commissioned its ControlMaster guidance automation technology on two

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AUTOMATION: Sandvik launches AutoMine for Trucks

SWEDEN – Sandvik has introduced AutoMine for Trucks, which allows autonomous haulage not only underground but now also on the surface. According to the company, this is a first for autonomous haulage in underground mining settings. Behind the new capability

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HAULAGE: ASI to supply Roy Hill mine with autonomous truck solution

AUSTRALIA – ASI Mining has signed a subcontract with Epiroc to supply its autonomous truck solution to the Roy Hill mine in Western Australia. In February, Epiroc signed a contract with Roy Hill to deliver a fully automated haul truck solution

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HAULAGE: Newmont invests in autonomous fleet at Boddington

AUSTRALIA – With approval for a US$150-million investment in an autonomous haulage system (AHS) at its Boddington mine, Newmont will be the first gold miner with a driverless truck fleet. “Not only does Boddington continue to deliver strong performance, our

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AUTOMATION: Epiroc and ASI to automate fleet at Australian mine

SWEDEN – Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining industry, has signed a contract with the Roy Hill iron ore mine in western Australia to deliver a fully automated haul truck solution to the 55-million-tonne-per-year operation.  Epiroc, in partnership with

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AUTOMATION: Sandvik releases AutoMine Access API specification

SWEDEN – Sandvik has introduced the mining industry’s first interoperability platform for autonomous underground loaders and trucks: The AutoMine Access API. The AutoMine Access API gives mines the power to connect non-Sandvik equipment to AutoMine. “As a world leader in

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EXPLOSIVES: Epiroc and Orica together tackle automated loading system

STOCKHOLM – Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining industry, has entered a partnership with world-leading commercial explosives provider Orica to jointly develop a semi-automated explosives delivery system, enabling safer and more productive blasting operations in underground mines. As

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SAFETY: Perform autonomous raise checks with Rail Runner

NORTH BAY, Ont. – True innovation is realized through curiosity and collaboration. SafeSight’s latest safety creation has arrived from deep collaboration with Redpath Canada bringing both their field experience and innovative concepts to the table. The result has been the

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