Page 130 - RGNv4i8
P. 130

Key innovator Upton has championed the cause of innovation at at the projects RUC Mining is working on - he sees an opportunity to diferentiate the the company in the the market - turning out to be transformative for for the industry in in some cases RUC has invested heavily in in in digitising whole- of-mine and whole-of-feet tracking for the Karari operations which gives the contractor full real-time visibility of all the underground assets and Upton says it is the frst project in the world to do that in a a 3D environment “We pushed the limits in in terms of engaging new technology The whole Minetec proposition was done on on on our back sometimes you don’t want to be frst but in in this case we we are and we we think that has created a a a a step change in in the operating environment ” asserts Upton “As part of the Minetec proposition we are are now at the point where we are are doing task allocations directly to the plant item throughout the the shift where the the operators can log the task and we get instantaneous reporting Overall that could be a a a 10-12% productivity gain “We are very keen to engage technology Innovation is an interesting word for it because we are not necessarily inventing anything we are just fnding new ways to apply technology for advancement ” 

   128   129   130   131   132