Mining is hard work and involves challenges with emissions regulations, safety hazards and other business matters. Let us help! Western States Cat, is in the business of maximizing profits while helping maintain safe conditions. Because of this, we offer Caterpillar’s mine industry specific technology.
For your convenience, we offer:
The Cat Computer Aided Earth-moving System (CAES)
CAES is a versatile guidance system that helps maximize your mining operation through the use of GNSS technology, machine-mounted hardware, a radio network and office management software.
CAES maintains a smooth operation by delivering real-time information to operators and the mining office. It is also versatile enough to be used in:
- HAUL ROAD AND BENCH CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
- PRODUCTION DOZING
- LEACH PAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
- ORE GRADE CONTROL
- MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION
- COAL LOAD OUT TERMINALS
CAES can be installed on nearly any equipment on your site, ensuring you maximum efficiency and fleet control for your operation.
MineStar Mining Solutions
The Caterpillar MineStar FleetCommander offers fully integrated mine monitoring and control. With real-time information and mobile equipment, managers can improve utilization, track material movement and monitor daily production, all while maximizing productivity and commodity value.
MineStar offers multiple configurations and options, which ensures optimization for your site.
Caterpillar’s MineStar Health allows business management without fear of equipment failures, excessive wear rates or temperatures, overloading, or degrading operating conditions. How? MineStar Health monitors and records critical parameters for your fleet.
This information is viewed in real-time or on a historical basis by providing wireless or wired information transfer to your service center for review. The information can also be integrated into a production database for more detailed analysis.
Benefits to your mining operation include:
- FEWER COMPONENT FAILURES
- EXTENDED COMPONENT LIFE
- REDUCED PHANTOM BREAKDOWNS
- FULL FLEET HEALTH MONITORING
- EFFICIENT DATA ANALYSIS
- IMPROVED MAINTENANCE PRACTICES
MineStar Terrain provides high-precision drilling, dragline, grading and loading management. With timely, abundant information and advanced tools that help eliminate operator error, Terrain provides tools to increase productivity, output and profitability.
MineStar Terrain provides:
- ADVANCED GUIDANCE TECHNOLOGY
- DETAILED IN-CAB GUIDANCE
- IN-CAB MACHINE POSITIONING INFORMATION
- TO-THE-MINUTE LOCATION AND OPERATING STATUS
- INFORMATION VIEWS BY MACHINE, AREA OR SITE
- TRACKING MOVED MATERIAL AGAINST PLANS FROM ANYWHERE
Detect provides operators awareness of their surroundings, cutting down on safety hazards and allowing your operators to complete their job with more confidence. Beyond that, however, Detection offers the following:
- OPERATOR SELECTED CAMERA INPUT
- OBJECT AND HAZARD DETECTION
- PRE-DEFINED PROXIMITY AWARENESS
- SYSTEM WIDE HAZARD COMMUNICATION
- PERSONNEL RECOGNITION
It can be customized to the needs, location and budgetary constraints of large and small operations, which means you get what you need and don’t pay for extras.
MineStar Command provides ultimate mining utility. Combining Fleet, Terrain, Detect and Health, Command operates as a semi- to fully autonomous mining system, boosting safety and productivity.
MineStar Command also incorporates solutions for hauling, drilling dozing, longwall and underground mining while taking advantage of proven technology and GPS and remote sensing advancements.
Surface or sub-surface, Command delivers you the next generation of mining today.
Contact your nearest Western States dealer today to see how we can help with your mine fleet needs. We want to see your business prosper. That’s a promise we’re built to deliver.