Preparing for the upturn

2009 Jul 15

At the Diavik diamond mine in Canada, owned by Rio Tinto, remote control Scooptram loaders are being assessed as the mine switches to underground production.

The Diavik diamond mine, owned by Rio Tinto, has been mined as an open pit operation but is now switching to underground production. For the underground operation, the mine has purchased three Atlas Copco Scooptram ST14 loaders, one of which is equipped with Scooptram Automation components for remote control.

The goal is to test the capabilities of the remote control Scooptram with a view to introducing the technology to the mining community in 2010. Working together, Diavik Mine and Atlas Copco aim to demonstrate that the technology can improve operator safety while achieving at least the same level of productivity.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.