Canadian Mining Journal

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    Cat autonomous haulage tops 3B tonnes

    May 10, 2021 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Caterpillar has announced an additional 1 billion tonnes of material hauled by autonomous trucks using Cat MineStar Command for hauling, surpassing the 3 billion tonnes milestone. This achievement is joined by an expansion of the types of commodities hauled autonomously

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    Caterpillar’s Durilock system for underground loader buckets cuts maintenance time

    September 28, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Caterpillar has developed the new Durilock Lip Shroud System for underground loader buckets, which cuts both installation and maintenance time. The fully integrated bucket system features hammerless installation and maintenance-free retention of GET (ground engaging tools) with Cat Infinitite elastomer

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    HAULAGE: Cat moves a billion tonnes autonomously at Fortescue Metals

    November 13, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Caterpillar and its flagship autonomous operation, the Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) iron ore mine in Western Australia, continue to set records. FMG recently announced an impressive milestone – 1 billion tonnes of material moved with the help of

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    DRILLING: Cat introduces down-the-hole hammer and bits for blastholes

    September 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar now offers Cat down-the-hole (DTH) hammers and bits designed for the most severe blasthole drilling applications. And they are cost effective for a wide range of drilling needs. The new Cat DTH hammer is 150 mm

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    TECHNOLOGY: Rio Tinto chooses Cat for autonomous fleet for Koodaideri mine

    May 23, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – A fleet of 20 autonomous Cat 793F trucks will soon be hauling ore at the Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore mine, currently under construction in the Pilbara region. They’ll be joined by four Cat autonomous drills, along

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    AUTOMATION: Cat Payload for wheel loaders and trucks

    September 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PEORIA, Ill – Caterpillar’s Cat Payload with production measurement for wheel loaders, excavators, and articulated trucks is integrated from the factory and brings payload weighing to the cab to help operators work more productively and accurately without rework. Operators can

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    TECHNOLOGY: Cat MineStar increases mine site efficiency

    September 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – In an effort to improve the efficiency and consistency of its operations, mining company Fresnillo partnered with Cat dealer Matco to integrate Cat MineStar technologies into its La Herradura gold-silver open pit and heap leach mine in Sonora,

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    DOZER: Cat Command for dozers offers efficient and safe automation

    August 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PEORIA, Ill. – Running a large dozer on a mine site is a demanding job. Cat Command for dozing improves operator safety and efficiency by taking them off of their machines and letting them work from either nearby or remote

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    FINANCING: MineSense raises $18M to drive commercialization

    August 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – MineSense Technologies, a pioneer in industrial IoT providing real-time, sensor-based ore data and sorting solutions for large scale mines, has closed a US$18 million equity financing to position itself for full commercial launch. Led by Prelude Ventures, the

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    TRUCKS: Cat articulated truck production reaches 50,000 units

    August 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PETERLEE, U.K. – In a year of multiple milestones for Cat trucks, Caterpillar announces the manufacture and delivery of its 50,000th articulated truck. Since the start of Cat branded articulated truck manufacturing in Peterlee, U.K., in 1985, Caterpillar has become

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    TRUCKS: Caterpillar builds 1,000th Cat 797

    June 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DECATUR, Ill. – Caterpillar recently celebrated the manufacture of the 1000th Cat 797 Mining Truck. With 363 tonnes payload capacity, the 797F model is Caterpillar’s largest truck and the largest mechanical drive mining truck in the world. The 797 is the only

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    TECHNOLOGY: Cat, Minetec team up for underground offerings

    April 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar recently announced a significant expansion in its technology offerings for the underground hard rock mining industry through a collaboration with another leading technology developer. Caterpillar and Minetec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Codan Limited, have announced