Caterpillar has launched a unified reporting platform for its autonomous technology solutions wing, Cat MineStar.
Cat MineStar Reporting will provide analytics that can consolidate information from MineStar products, including Fleet, Terrain, Health and others.
At of its launch this week, MineStar Reporting will support information from MineStar Fleet, Terrain, Health and Command for hauling, while support for MineStar Edge is currently underway, and all other products will soon be supported.
The reporting system features dashboards that are suitable for single or multiple mine sites and can also work with other sources that aren't MineStar, said the company. Reports are also used to generate a comprehensive database that can be accessed simply and securely via a web browser.
The aim is to provide a single data layer for presentation and analysis regardless of MineStar version, but Cat said upgrades are also available to connect to other mining data sources for more comprehensive analysis and summary of the whole picture, including spatial intelligence, process plant data and reconciliations.
Standard production reporting encompasses management and movement summaries, benches mined, cycle details, truck production, and grade movement and summary. Equipment performance, time stats and delay overview, activity calendar, fleet timeline, and event details are covered in the time report. Users can also see drilling accuracy, hole list and drilling information using the standard drill report. A wide variety of maintenance reports are included with an expanded set using machine health data.
Minestar is a suite of mining operational execution systems that aim to help miners boost productivity, enhance safety and improve equipment performance.
MineStar Health products and services enable miners to collect and transmit equipment data, while Command enables remote operation of load-haul-dump machines.
Fleet provides real-time visibility to cycle time, payload and other key operational parameters, while Detect prevents unintended interactions between people and assets.
Launched in 2020, MineStar Edge leverages cloud computing and recent technology advancements, such as data fusion, machine learning and artificial intelligence, to focus on improving operations.