CSIRO undertook a further 2005-Dec 2007 extension of the project. This progressed the earlier project successes through to commercial-ready technologies collectively known as LASC Technology.
The project was closely monitored by the Longwall Automation Steering Committee (LASC), a body made up of industry and ACARP representatives. Support from the major longwall equipment manufacturers has been critical to the succes of the project.
Achievements to date
The LASC project team is proud that the project has successfully achieved many of the essential outcomes that were central to the project's vision. These have included: