The Russian Yalevskogo mine operated by the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) recently surpassed the world record for monthly coal production from a single longwall system.
Investment to support Caterpillar's mining customers with financial forecasting and scenario analysis
New Cat® 745 articulated truck features next generation cab and stability assist for enhanced operator efficiency
Offering a 45.2-ton (41-tonne) rated payload capacity, the new Cat® 745 articulated truck features a world-class cab design, completely re-engineered from the inside-out using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation.
New Cat® MD6250 blasthole drill cuts costs and improves drilling efficiency with rugged design, integrated technology
The new Cat® MD6250 blasthole drill delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) modes.
Cat® Command for loading enables line-of-sight remote control of Cat 988K Wheel Loaders. The new system reduces the risk of injury and enables production to continue by allowing safe operation of the loader in potentially hazardous environments.
Cat® Command for dozing, the Cat remote control system for dozers, is now available for the D8T Dozer. Command for dozing enhances safety and efficiency by enabling an operator to control the dozer nearby using a compact, portable console or a comfortable operator station.
At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Caterpillar will launch new Cat® Connect hardware and software to enable equipment managers to connect all of their assets—from the largest earthmover to the smallest generator, and including both light and heavy-duty trucks and utility vehicles.
At a recent Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling demonstration at the company’s facility in Arizona, Caterpillar announced a project to adapt hardware and software for retrofitting the Komatsu 930E mining truck with Cat autonomous technology. This interoperability initiative is driven by mining companies’ goal of reducing mining costs using their existing fleets.
At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Caterpillar will present its extensive line of machines and technology and its unmatched customer support capabilities. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totaling 60,000 square feet, Caterpillar’s presence is among the largest at the show. But it’s not all about size. Cat® Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring will share the spotlight with the iron it enhances—ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator.
CNX Coal Resources LP has placed an order for 285 Cat® longwall roof supports destined for use in the Enlow Fork Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA. The mine is one of three in the complex, which produced 20.7 million tonnes (22.8 million tons) in 2015, making it the largest underground coal mining operation in North America.
Glen Barton, former Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), died today in Peoria, IL, at age 77. Barton retired in 2004 after nearly 43 years of Caterpillar service, spending the last five as Chairman and CEO.
Caterpillar updates Cat® MineStar™ Terrain with new features that optimize mining productivity and operating costs
Caterpillar announces an upgrade to Cat® MineStar™ Terrain, one of the capability sets that makes up the company’s integrated mine operations and mobile equipment management system.
The R1700K is designed to lower costs and increase productivity.
New Cat® Proximity Awareness System Features Advanced Peer-to-Peer Communications for Collision Avoidance Without Site-Wide Network
Caterpillar is introducing a new collision avoidance system, Proximity Awareness, for surface vehicles. Part of Cat® MineStar™ Detect capability set, the new system uses the latest peer-to-peer communications leveraged by the automotive industry.
Caterpillar announces availability of Cat® MineStar™ Detect Object Detection systems for additional Cat machines and virtually all brands of mobile surface mining equipment.
The new Cat® HTD4100 High Torque Drive System for longwall armored face conveyors enables a higher level of automation for enhanced speed and torque control and real-time monitoring, and its modular design simplifies installation and maintenance.
Caterpillar’s newest large mining truck, the 794 AC, makes its mining show debut at MINExpo 2016. The 291-tonne (320-ton) capacity truck uses a combination of proven designs—a chassis design that has accumulated about 18 million operating hours and power train design that has racked up three million hours.
Caterpillar is adding the new AD22 Underground Truck to its hard rock mining product line. The 22.0-tonne-payload (24.2-ton-payload) articulated dump truck is the smallest in the Cat® product line, yet it is designed to deliver the productive performance and durability of its proven, larger counterparts. Its small operating envelope and agile characteristics enhance productivity in any mining application suited for this size class.
Caterpillar now offers factory installed fire suppression systems on certain models of Cat® surface mining equipment. The integrated designs by Caterpillar engineers help ensure high reliability and extended durability of the systems. The factory installation option also speeds machine delivery by cutting time required for field installation.
The Cat® MD6420C Rotary Drill is built to deliver high production at the lowest total cost in hard- and soft-rock applications. With a bit load force of up to 42 000 kg (92,594 lb) and the ability to drill holes up to 311 mm (12.25 in.) in diameter and down to 74.3 m (244 ft) deep, the new drill is ideal for high-volume production.
Updates Advance Efficiency, Safety and Uptime for the Cat® 992K Wheel Loader, Cat 854K Wheel Dozer receives safety and uptime improvements
Designed to lower fuel costs and increase operating efficiency, the recently updated Cat 992K Wheel Loader features Caterpillar’s Economy Mode operation. With the new On-Demand Throttle arrangement, the 992K automatically manages engine speed, combining the efficiency of a manual throttle with ergonomic throttle lock operation. Caterpillar performance studies have shown the 992K reduces fuel consumption by as much as 21% compared to the previous model series.
Caterpillar sponsors hackathon to create innovative solutions for boosting mining equipment operator performance
Software developers, data scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs will convene in San Francisco from September 23-25, 2016 for a 54-hour hackathon sponsored by Caterpillar and Unearthed, an Australia-based open innovation organization for the global resources sector.
New Control System for 7495 Series Rope Shovels Improves Operator Efficiency, Reduces Downtime and Enhances Productivity
For mine operators, keeping an electric rope shovel in the bank is essential for optimum productivity and profitability. Recognizing this vital requirement, Caterpillar has developed the Operator Assist—Enhanced Motion Control system, standard on new 7495 Series shovels and available for certain Cat® 7495 and Bucyrus 495 shovels in service.
The agreement will provide Caterpillar with additional design options in the 20-metric-tonnes and smaller payload class.
Whitehaven Coal Limited has placed an order for 50 Cat® longwall roof supports to extend its Narrabri North longwall from 300 meters to 400 meters—to increase production and reduce costs.