Cat® Rock Straight SystemContinuous Mining of Tabular Low Seam Hard Rock Deposits

Cat® Rock Straight System

The Cat® Rock Straight System - a revolution for hard rock mining

Rock Straight combines the convenience and safety of automated continuous mining with Activated Undercutting Technology that makes longwall mining hard rock sustainable and cost effective. Get the details here and evaluate your application using our System Evaluation Tool below to see if Rock Straight might be an option for you.  

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An Introduction in How Rock Straight Works

This introductory video will explain the concept.

An Introduction in How Rock Straight Works
Cat Activated Undercutting Technology

What differentiates Rock Straight is its ability to work with the rock strata and its inherent weaknesses to cut more productively and economically by producing less heat and wear on the cutting tip. This short video explains the concept.

Cat Activated Undercutting Technology
The Geology of Rock Straight
The Geology of Rock Straight
Does the System fit my hard rock application?

The Cat® Rock Straight System is a fully mechanized longwall system adopted to hard rock conditions for continuous mining of flat and tabular hard rock deposits and reefs. It has been specifically designed for the extraction of bedded hard rock deposits (e.g. platinum, copper, gold). The Rock Straight System provides economical cutting in the mining of thin seams and narrow veins, especially when selective mining of ore is required.

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Cat® Rock Straight System
Cat® Rock Straight System

A fully mechanized longwall system for continuous mining of low seam hard rock deposits.

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Hard Rock Cutting Training Center
Hard Rock Cutting Training Center

Caterpillar offers comprehensive, in-the-iron training programs for Rock Straight and Rock Flow Systems at its new training center in Luenen Germany. Experience first hand the automation efficiencies, operation and service as well as system reporting capabilities of these new hard rock mining products.

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Caterpillar has a broad range of expertise in mining technology, and the underground mining facility builds on roughly 100 years experience in underground longwall mining. Get advice and solutions from Caterpillar and your Cat dealer. Helping you do more and save more. That's how we're built.

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