Caterpillar is one of the leading global suppliers for complete longwall mining systems. All over the world, Cat® equipment and systems are meeting the demands of underground mining under the most stringent conditions. Caterpillar delivers a customers’ system of choice, from low to high seam heights, for the longest longwalls and highest production demands.
Adapted to the mining challenges faced by customers today, Cat systems for longwall mining include hydraulic roof supports, high-horsepower shearers, automated plow systems and face conveyors – controlled and supported by intelligent automation.
This animation gives an overview of the key components of Cat longwall systems, the main features, and the state-of-the-art automation hardware and software which offers the needed functionality for enhanced control of the whole system.