PT Merdeka Copper and Gold Tbk just completed the installation of SNCTechnologies’ MineLink fleet management system at their Wetar Island mine in South-East Maluku. The mine is operated by Merdeka subsidiaries PT Batutua Kharisma Permai and PT Batutua Tembaga Raya.
The system was installed on Caterpillar and Bell dump trucks.
This is the second installation of MineLink for Merdeka. They previously installed MineLink at Banyuwangi, East Java, operated by their subsidiary PT. Bumi Suksesindo (BSI).
MineLink produces comprehensive production data that can be monitored in real-time by both the dispatch control center and managers on their laptops or handphones.
With its advanced automatic AI truck dispatching system, MineLink maximizes the efficient utilization of the mining fleet to minimize loader and truck wait times. It keeps the fleet moving to increase production.
In addition to MineLink, Merdeka also has SNCTechnologies’ MineSafeDrive system installed on their fleets. This driver fatigue monitoring system uses advanced AI facial recognition technology to identify driving fatigue and distractions. This includes constant eye closures due to sleepiness, talking on the mobile phone, looking away for long periods, and yawning. By sending out alerts when these events happen, MineSafeDrive greatly reduces accidents.