RCT autonomous technology for Lubambe

Autonomous solutions provider RCT has entered into a project to provide autonomous technology to the Lubambe underground copper mine in Zambia
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RCT's ControlMaster Guidance automation system will be commissioned on three Epiroc ST18 and two Sandvik LH517 underground loaders at Lubambe

Staff reporter

The Lubambe mine is 80% owned by EMR Capital Resources, while 20% is held by ZCCM Investments Holdings.

The deal involves RCT commissioning its ControlMaster Guidance automation system on three Epiroc ST18 and two Sandvik LH517 underground loaders at the mine.

The machines will be managed via five automation stations located in tele-cabins.

Guidance lets operators remotely control the machine from a comfortable air-conditioned cabin. The system automatically steers the machine to avoid collisions, enabling higher speeds, eliminating damage and improving productivity.

The technology will be installed in June 2019, with operator training to occur simultaneously.