Caterpillar’s MineStar System is the one of the mining industry's broadest suites of integrated mine operations and mobile equipment management technologies.
The system can be configured to suite an operation's needs. Its capability sets - Fleet, Terrain, Detect, Health and Command - contain a range of technologies that allow mine operators to manage everything from fleet assignment and condition monitoring to remote and autonomous control. The system allows an operation to integrate products, processes and people, helping to achieve maximum productivity, efficiency and safety.
The Fleet capability set provides real-time machine tracking, assignment and productivity management, giving a comprehensive overview of all operations from anywhere in the world.
The Terrain set enables high-precision management of drilling, dragline,grading and loading operations through the use of guidance technology. it increases machine productivity and provides real-time feedback for improved efficiency.
Detect helps increase operator awareness, enhancing safety at mining operations. It includes a range of capabilities designed to assist the operator with blind spot and proximity detection of fixed and mobile equipment.
Command provides remote control, semi-autonomous and autonomous systems for both surface and underground mobile mining equipment. By integrating the capabilities of Fleet, Terrain, Detect and Health, it delivers dramatic improvements in safety, productivity and availability at mining operations.
Edited by Sam Dodson
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