Epiroc product manager automation Vladimir Sysoev said the Scooptram Automation Regular package would let the operator control a loader via remote control even when it was out of sight.
According to Sysoev, the package lets miners automate a single loader without having to spend time and money on infrastructure alterations.
The package includes cameras, sensors and safety modules that are mounted to the Scooptram as well as a safety system that can be easily installed in the mine.
"If a person or another machine should enter the Scooptram's work vicinity while the safety system is enabled, the Scooptram will automatically shut down to avoid potential harm," he said.
Using the automation system, production and machinery utilisation can continue even dur...