CATERPILLAR

Technology in quarry operations

Quarry operations strive for continuous improvement and efficiency gains throughout the entire process of their quarry operation, with one simple objective: to lower the cost per ton. Maximized utilization of the quarry equipment fleet at minimized costs, e.g. fuel and repairs, as well as minimized throughput time of material from the face to the load-out area and minimized material stock levels, are key for an efficient quarry operation. The on-going development of new technology solutions for quarry equipment enables quarry managers to boost the efficiency and productivity of their operations at a rate that has never been experienced before.

1 Cat connect LINK technology –

Product Link™/VisionLink®*

Telematics have been used in quarry equipment for more than a decade and are increasingly gaining adoption. Gathered information is becoming richer and more varied, helping managers monitor production, evaluate operational efficiency and manage their business.

Caterpillar, one of the pioneers in telematics for the construction industry from Peoria (IL), USA, has installed telematics over the last decade on some 250 000 machines worldwide, allowing its customers to track and monitor vital information anywhere, anytime, through Product...

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