Handling multiple machines at once

ONE system to load them, one system to guide them, one system to find them all and in the darkness bind them*. That is what Remote Control Technologies believes it has with the enhancements it has fitted to the remote control system fitted at Anglogold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam gold mine.

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The RCT MMS and MMC system being used at Sunrise Dam

The Barminco Caterpillar and Sandvik loader fleets at Sunrise Dam are already using RCT's Controlmaster guidance automation.

Controlmaster has been augmented with Multiple Machine Selection and Multiple Machine Control. These technologies give an operator control of numerous mobile machines from one station.

"For example, this allows one operator to tram one machine while digging with another to make the process more efficient," RCT automation and control product manager Brendon Cullen said.

"Before the introduction of these features one operator would only be able to concentrate on the activity of one mobile machine.

"The new features allow them to attend to multiple machines safely and effectively thanks to Guidance Automation, which will keep the ma...