Cat Shearer Automation

Command for Longwall, a Cat MineStar technology capability set, delivers dramatic improvements in safety, productivity and availability at your longwall operation. It offers remote control, semi-autonomous and autonomous systems for your longwall shearer and provides optimized longwall mining production cycles and improved operator safety and health.
Caterpillar offers three different levels of Cat shearer automation: Standard Machine Control with radio remote system and basic monitoring and visualization of the main shearer components and functions, Basic Automation including gate end communication and basic state tables, and Advanced Automation featuring face alignment and horizon control.