In 2019, RCT installed and commissioned its ControlMaster line-of-sight automation solution as well as a single camera Teleremote solution onto a Liebherr R920 excavator.
Qube Bulk approached RCT to develop a safer and more productive way to remove bulk cargos - such as coal, dolomite and limestone - from bulk vessels to support the Whyalla steelworks operation.
Now, machine operators stand at a safe distance and use the automation technology to carry out the full range of functions that would normally be available to them when sitting in the cab of the machine.
Phill Dean, RCT account manager, said the project has been a complete success.
"Our ControlMaster solution interfaced seamlessly with the excavator's systems and offers operators the exact same functionality available to them under the original equipment manufacturers' guidelines," he said.
"Now operators have a much safer and productive way of carrying out their work and ensuring operations at the Whyalla port run smoothly."
Sean Walsh, Qube Whyalla manager, said he is thrilled with the project, and added: "RCT carried out a great job and we are very happy with the performance overall."
RCT will continue to provide ongoing support to site personnel.