Caterpillar launches Cat MineStar Reporting platform

The Cat MineStar Reporting product can consolidate information from MineStar Solutions' products

Caterpillar has launched its new Cat MineStar Reporting platform for MineStar Solutions.

The reporting and analytics product can consolidate information from MineStar products. Historically, each MineStar capability – Fleet, Terrain, Health and others – has different reporting tools for this captured data.

Currently, MineStar Reporting supports information from MineStar Fleet, Terrain, Health and Command for hauling. Support for MineStar Edge is currently underway, and all other products will soon be supported.

The easy-to-use reports and dashboards generated by MineStar Reporting are suitable for single or multiple mine sites and can efficiently work with other sources that aren't MineStar.

It also provides a single data layer for presentation and analysis regardless of MineStar version. A comprehensive set of reports and dashboards come standard with system installation. Data collected from MineStar and other vendor technologies is unified by new MineStar Reporting into a comprehensive database that can be accessed simply and securely via a web browser.

The flexible system allows users to create customised reports, so each person is equipped with the appropriate information, while automated email reports within the system ensures that the data is received at the right time.

Providing more graphical content for users, MineStar Reporting expands the breadth of reporting capabilities at the mine. The solution offers upgrades 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.

It provides product tracking with genesis tracing, stockpile management and reconciliations.

The core reports and dashboards included with the new reporting platform allow users to quickly view and analyse mine site data. 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 quickly see drilling accuracy, hole list and drilling information using the standard drill report.

Growing with the mine site’s use of automation, MineStar Reporting is scalable and future-proof. Using Connected Mine technology in partnership with Information Alignment, it simplifies reporting of currently gathered data while leaving space for future solutions when the mine is ready to adopt new technologies.

With all data housed in a single location independent of one solution, valuable historical data is secure when updating or changing technology systems.

Caterpillar to relocate HQ and targets hydrogen fuel potential

Caterpillar recently announced it will move its global headquarters to the company’s existing office in Irving, Texas, from its current location in Deerfield, Illinois, this year.

“We believe it’s in the best strategic interest of the company to make this move, which supports Caterpillar’s strategy for profitable growth as we help our customers build a better, more sustainable world,” said Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby. 

A three-year project with Minnesota-based District Energy St. Paul is underway to demonstrate a hydrogen-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) system. The project is supported and partially funded by the US Department of Energy and backed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Joe Creed, Caterpillar group president of Energy and Transportation, said: “This hydrogen demonstration project will enable us to evaluate additional hydrogen fuel options for an existing energy-efficient engine, providing even more possibilities for helping our customers meet their climate-related goals and objectives.”

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