Becker Mining Systems AG supplies infrastructure for the first automated LHDin Russian Udachny Mine of diamond giant Alrosa (

Australian based automation specialist RCT ( installed its Guidance Automation System at the siberian diamond mine. All of its components rely on the powerful communication infrastructure system based on Becker's SmartCom© and Mincos© range of products. This includes the WRAP100 Wi-Fi Router Access Point that provides seamless roaming throughout the LHD's operating area, as well as the Betawork3 underground PC for the visualisation and the remote control of the LHD.

The system allows the LHD to be remotely controlled and thus raises production and adds to the safety of miners underground.

A short video on the installation is available on YouTube:  Automated LHD  (For English subtitles please turn on translation)