Cat® MineStar Command for Underground Cat® relocates operators to a safe, comfortable operating station on the surface.
Cat® MineStarCommand for underground relocates operators to a safe,
comfortable operating station
on the surface. That improves
utilisation by reducing the
last-to-first-bucket time during
shift changes. It all adds up
to more material moved and
more profit for your mine’s
operators to a safe,
underground or on
ENABLE control of
from a single Remote
to noise, dust, seismic
activity and other
damage caused by LHD
OPTIMISE shift changes
by enabling hot-seat
operator exchanges on
RETURN to work
quickly after a blast to
get production back
IMPROVE operator comfort, employee retention and operator recruitment.
MONITOR operations through video, with real-time location and status date.
CONFIGURE zones to regulate machine speed to establish exclusion areas.
CONTINUE operation through seismic events.
Understanding the Cat MineStar for Underground LHD Systems
Line-of-Site Remote Control Loading – A portable controller lets operators work
from a safe distance while the machine loads under an unsupported roof.
Remote + Guidance Operation – An advanced Remote Operator Station enables
control from the surface or an off-site location. Basic system remotely controls load,
tram and dump functions. A guidance upgrade supplements steering to minimize
drive wall impacts.
Copilot Mode – Operators monitor machine location on a mine map
as they load, tram and dump, providing directional input using joysticks.
Autopilot Mode – Allows the machine to tram, dump and return
autonomously. The operator then takes control of the loading process.
Byrnecut, Australia’s largest underground mining contractor, has racked up years of experience applying Cat semi-autonomous LHD technology.
The company’s mining team put that experience to use in Western Australia as they deployed Command for underground in Sandfire Resource’s DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, with the objective of boosting productivity and driving down costs.