Epiroc released the fifth generation of Rig Control System (RCS 5) for Pit Viper blasthole drill rigs. Complete with capabilities such as machine-to-machine communication and real-time drill plan sharing, and functions such as Auto Tower Angle and Integrated Camera View, RCS 5 offers the new Drill Plan Generator function, which facilitates creating and editing drill plans on board the rig or from a remote location, the company reported. The Drilling Data Screen function features real-time depth and penetration rate feedback with histogram for easy in-hole monitoring. RCS 5 is the next evolutionary step toward fully autonomous mining, Epiroc reported.
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