AUTONOMOUS GUIDANCE WITH WI-FI

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Nautilus International has sold 49 Autonomous Guidance Systems in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the USA, South America and Canada.

Nautilus has been developing their AGS system for a long time. The first prototype was started in 1999 and completed in 2000. Also in 2000, Nautilus completed the design and manufacture of ‘Lucy’ a battery powered loader used to test all Nautilus systems.

Lucy is a very small loader but she’s fitted with a full AGS system. For the last 18 years, Nautilus has used Lucy and it’s indoor mine to simplify, improve, miniaturize and test their systems. The Nautilus mine has a fully equipped Control Room with a main drive, two crosscuts, a 45 degree stock pile, two orthogonal stockpiles, a Y intersection and a stope.

What are the best features of the Nautilus AGS system?

It’s simple and easy to understand. The equipment is small, rugged and very reliable. A mine electrician can easily maintain this system. The loader equipment can be installed in about 5 hours. The tunnel equipment is small, rugged and short-circuit proof. The maps used to guide the loader can be made by the operator.

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