Sponsored by: Strata Control Technology

SCT transition to new Generation 4 instruments

Established in Wollongong, Australia in 1989, Strata Control Technology (SCT) has been providing specialist geotechnical consultancy and instrumentation services for 30 years. Operating both in Australia and globally, the company has built a reputation for technically robust, practical solutions to difficult mining and tunnelling problems.

Using a specialist development team of geotechnical engineers and instrumentation technicians, SCT has the unique ability to design, develop and build specialist geotechnical instrumentation in house for both routine and campaign geotechnical monitoring programs. Instrumentation development is also assisted through industry consultation and industry research programs.

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Following extensive development since 2015, SCT is exited to release the new Gen4 Rock-IT.

Design enhancements mean it is cost effective, offers improved reliability and readability, and improved product longevity.

The Gen4 Rock-IT allows you to:

  • Define the timing, location and magnitude of discrete strata failure in the roof, rib or floor across 4 varying horizons
  • Characterise the roadway deformation mechanics
  • Provide early indication to statutory officials and operators of changing roof conditions, thereby allowing early remedial action to be taken
  • Measurement and monitoring provide the most reliable and effective basis for design and verification of strata control systems

Improved design means:

  • Ability to replace damaged or deteriorated visual reading indicators.
  • Larger reading scales.
  • Large displacement (150mm) capacity for all horizons.
  • Improved water management on/through instrument to enhance readability.
  • Remote monitoring. The Gen4 Rock-IT can be supplied with or easily retrofitted with a roofAlert node to allow for remote logging capabilities.

MORE INFORMATION: Brochures, training and installation guidelines for the Gen4 Rock-IT and all other SCT instrumentation is available here View Generation 4 Rock-IT information here.

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SCT works in a wide range of coal, metal and civil operations globally where working in weak, highly stress ground is the norm. SCT uses a first principles approach to define the unique strata control hazards and design solutions for each project. SCT capabilities include:

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SCT are committed to ongoing investment in research and development and continue to refine our capabilities to reflect the challenges faced in mining and civil operations. Get in contact with SCT for support with your challenges on the details below.

Contact information

SCT Operations Pty Ltd
Cnr Kembla & Beach Streets
Wollongong, NSW 2500



Tel: +61 2 4222 2777

Fax: +61 2 4226 4884

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