Drilling: How to minimize variability
Mining is made up of a number of processes, and one of the first is drilling. It’s important to consider the impact that optimal drilling and blasting has on downstream mining activities like loading, hauling, crushing and milling. Inconsistent drill patterns, hole depth and hole angle can have a significant effect on the rest of the mining cycle. In this video, we’ll discuss how miners are using technologies like Cat MineStar™ Terrain to improve the accuracy of these activities — increasing drill productivity, efficiency and safety. Terrain for drilling provides high-precision guidance, work progress feedback, detailed site information and safety functions for the entire drill fleet. It lets you know what your drills are doing, how many holes are drilled each shift, and when and why a drill is down — all the information you need to drive operational improvements.
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