Rio doubling automated drill fleet

As part of its continued push to introduce driverless trucks and trains and remotely operated drilling rigs, Rio Tinto is aiming to double its fleet of automated production drills at its iron ore operations in Western Australia

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Four ADS drills were recently deployed at Yandicoogina mine

Since its launch in 2008, Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future programme has been able to prove the feasibility of automated drilling and haulage systems, as well as a fully autonomous rail network.

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