Longwall Automation

Unparalleled Control of the Entire System

Full Range, Full Integration

Excellent automation is the basis for the success of a longwall – the quality and reliability of the automation system are key factors in the success of the operation. Caterpillar is the only manufacturer that is able to provide a complete modular family of powerful controllers that integrate fully with Cat® longwall equipment. This means one-stop shopping, no interfacing problems and products customized to your needs.

Cat Longwall Automation Features:

  • State-of-the-art Technology
    Cat® programmable mining controls featuring the latest micro controller technology and increased computing power offer for full functionality to provide enhanced control of all longwall system components.
  • High Productivity
    Longwall automation enables full utilization of plow, shearer and AFC capacity.
  • Longer Service Life
    Protection of all longwall system components through real-time condition monitoring.
  • Increased Safety
    Minimized exposure of mine personnel to unsafe and dust-laden underground areas.
  • Improved Maintenance
    Optimized planning and execution of maintenance tasks and comprehensive diagnostics.

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