WesTrac

 An autonomous Caterpillar 789 operating at the WesTrac Technology Training Centre in Collie.
FLEETS

Automation skills booster

Programme is specifically designed to prepare Rio Tinto workers for a variety of roles

01 September 2021

An aerial shot of the WesTrac Technology Training Centre at Collie
TECHNOLOGY

WesTrac tech training centre opens

Centre focuses on developing the skills needed to operate autonomous mining equipment.

28 August 2020

 Cutting risks by keeping workers away from live equipment
MANAGEMENT

WesTrac cuts risk for maintenance staff

Part of a system to help keep workers away from live equipment in up to 90% of maintenance tasks.

24 June 2020

Alannah MacTiernan, Jarvas Croome, Mick Murray, Mark McGowan and Kim Piacentini at the ground-turning event in Collie, Western Australia on January 23
MANAGEMENT

WesTrac picks Collie for autonomous training facility

Caterpillar dealer WesTrac will build a technology training facility in Collie, Western Australia

23 January 2020

Pybar executive chairman Paul Rouse and WesTrac mining business manager Neil Roberts shake hands on the new R1700 loader
TECHNOLOGY

Pybar moves to automate fleet at Dargues

The second automation-ready Cat R1700 loader has arrived at the mine site

18 December 2019

Cat 793F autonomous trucks at the loading face
MANAGEMENT

Caterpillar equipment and systems for Koodaideri

Rio Tinto recently signed an agreement with Caterpillar for its new Koodaideri iron ore mine

07 May 2019

 Fortescue invests locally
MANAGEMENT

FMG stays local for Port Hedland fleet maintenance

Fortescue awards maintenance contract to three Port Hedland-based contractors, creating new jobs

01 April 2019

The Cat MD6250 blasthole drill working in the US
FLEETS

WesTrac launches Australia's first Cat MD6250 drill

WesTrac is launching the first Cat MD6250 rotary blasthole drill into Australia

20 June 2018

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.

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Mining Magazine Intelligence Future Fleets Report 2024

The report paints a picture of the equipment landscape and includes detailed profiles of mines that are employing these fleets

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Mining Magazine Intelligence Digitalisation Report 2023

An in-depth review of operations that use digitalisation technology to drive improvements across all areas of mining production

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Mining Magazine Intelligence Automation Report 2023

An in-depth review of operations using autonomous solutions in every region and sector, including analysis of the factors driving investment decisions

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Mining Magazine Intelligence Exploration Report 2023 (feat. Opaxe data)

A comprehensive review of current exploration rates, trending exploration technologies, a ranking of top drill intercepts and a catalog of 2022 Initial Resource Estimates and recent discovery successes.