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.