The zinc-copper-silver mine 60km from Leonora in Western Australia installed Remote Control Technologies' Guidance Automation Solution in November. It had already been using RCT's teleremote offering.
Jaguar alternate underground manager Grant Hancock said since installing the Guidance technology the mine had experienced a significant reduction in bogger cycle times, with a 32% cycle time improvement when bogging on long tram routes.
"We realised that the greater the tram length, the greater the improvement," he said.
"Recently in long winding drive our operators tell us that the difference between Guidance and normal teleremote is approximately three to one buckets.
The Guidance solution controls the machine's steering, braking and speed. The operator...