Cat Fleet for Underground

Cat Fleet for Underground

DESCRIPTION

Cat® MineStar™ Fleet for underground provides real-time visibility to cycle time, payload and other key operational parameters. It automatically records and tracks data up and down the value chain, providing insights that help you identify what’s working and fix what’s not. Thanks to our proprietary high-precision underground positioning technology, mines can accurately track personnel and assets to sub-meter accuracy. This also gives you access to critical cycle information, so you can better understand machine usage and overall efficiency of operations. Real-time two-way task management provides essential data that positively impacts productivity and helps you optimize the entire mining operation.

Equipment & Personnel Tracking

        
  • Gives site leaders and controllers total control over tasks with dynamic in-shift rescheduling that can be communicated directly to operators via in-cab display.
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  • Provides the ability to reschedule and reassign equipment quickly as operational requirements change.
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  • Follows all machine and material movement across the site, monitoring machine speeds, operator performance, fault code alerts and more.
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  • Analyzes “what if?” scenarios to choose the best course of action when equipment availability changes.
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  • Allows mines to view the entire operation at a glance.
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  • Tracks every machine so mines can instantly see what jobs they are doing and who is operating them.

Production Recording

        
  • Collects data on material grade, location, delays, and proficiency of operators, helping miners enhance data management and streamline operations.
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  • Agnostic to reporting platforms such as Power BI, Business Objects, etc.

Assignment

        
  • Helps miners better understand machine usage and overall efficiency of operations; enables users to actively prevent bottlenecks and experience gains in productivity.
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  • Provides flexibility to change assignments and shift KPIs in real time.
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  • Allows site managers to review operations and manage areas of critical importance and eliminate paper management of shift plans and tasks.
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  • Boosts utilization of all assets through delay management.
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  • Optimizes the site for efficiency gains and performance benchmarking by providing continual data capture.
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  • Ensures conformance to cave management.
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  • Enables on-demand vent and dust suppression and lowers energy costs.

WASP and Wi-Fi

        
  • Connects people and machines throughout the underground environment through a purpose-built mine tracking and communications solution.
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  • Delivers communications and tracking in one solution through a single hardware platform.
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  • Lowers costs, reduces maintenance and is easy to deploy and manage with no specialists required.
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  • Provides ability to leverage the existing Wi-Fi network.
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  • Uses active Wi-Fi, which enables dynamic positioning through a 5.8GHz proprietary positioning system.
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  • Delivers sub-meter position tracking and data communication through MineStar AP, or just position tracking with MineStar Bridge.

Integration

        
  • Is designed as part of Cat MineStar, a system that is used and supported around the world on thousands of machines.
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  • Shares data seamlessly with other Cat MineStar technologies.
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  • Integrates deeper into mine infrastructure and MineStar Command for underground operations.
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  • Provides Auto Assignment through Command integration.

Sustainability

        
  • Delivers consistent and more efficient operations to reduce fuel usage, which translates to a reduction in emissions.
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  • Enables higher machine utilization, for reductions in idle time and less wasted fuel.
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  • Incorporates machine health technologies and data analytics to maximize asset health and performance, reducing waste.