RCT partnered with Northern Star Mining Services (NSMS) on autonomous loaders at Ramone gold mine in Western Australia. Machine operators will use RCT’s ControlMaster Automation Center and supervise two Sandvik LH517i underground loaders commissioned with the latest ControlMaster digital solution.

Once RCT’s ControlMaster Automation Center is relocated from underground to the surface on site, it will allow for fast hot-seating and enable site managers to capture the time previously lost over the shift changes and continue production cycles during blasting.

Northern Star Resources owns NSMS and the Ramone mine.

The rollout represents the latest in a series of successful projects where RCT automated NSMS’s underground mining fleets across the Kalgoorlie and Yandal regions.