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ISSUE 10: Fortescue Metals implements new Caterpillar autonomous mining solution

Fortescue Metals Group has established itself as one of the world’s leaders in iron ore production in less than a decade, thanks in large part to its significant focus on innovation and technology. The company’s Solomon operations recently took innovation to the extreme with an autonomous hauling solution developed in partnership with Caterpillar and Western Australia Cat dealer WesTrac.

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ISSUE 3: Automation keeping underground workers safe at LKAB Malmberget Mine

Underground mining can be a dangerous business, and the safest operator is one who doesn’t need to go underground at all. Using Caterpillar’s MINEGEM system — a precursor to Cat Minestar™ — mining company LKAB has enabled their operators to run multiple machines all from the comfort of a control room on the surface. This allows for safer, more efficient operation and a significant reduction in injury risk.

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