Does Caterpillar make mining equipment?
SUPPORTING THE MINING INDUSTRY Caterpillar offers the broadest line of underground and surface mining equipment in the industry, and the dealer network to support every mining region in the world.
How much does a longwall shield cost?
Today, longwall has evolved into the most modern, efficient, and safe mining technique going. It is also the most expensive. A single system designed to clear out a 600 -by-6,000-foot seam that is 5 feet thick costs from $6 million to $8 million, generally limiting its use to the larger coal companies.
What is a cat underground?
Cat® underground mining trucks are designed for high production, low cost-per-ton hauling in underground mining applications. Rugged construction and simplified maintenance guarantee long life with low operating costs.
How many products does caterpillar have?
With more than 300 products and growing service and technology offerings, the Cat® equipment line sets the standard for our industry. Through our full brand portfolio, we offer machines, engines, components, services and solutions to meet the unique needs of a variety of industries and customers around the world.
What kind of business is caterpillar?
Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We are a leader and proudly have the largest global presence in the industries we serve.
What is autonomous haulage?
The Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) is a comprehensive fleet management system for mines. The autonomous haul truck, jointly developed by Komatsu Ltd., Komatsu America Corp. and Modular Mining, is centrally controlled through a wireless network that integrates: On-board vehicle controllers.
How is underground mining?
Underground mining involves opening one or more portals or shafts into the earth that follow or intercept coal seams that are too deep for surface mining methods. Two main methods of underground mining are practiced in Pennsylvania: Room-and-Pillar: Generally used for seams that are relatively flat or gently dipping.