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Miners gather to see the latest in longwall products and technologies

Miners from around the world gathered in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, in July 2017 for the Longwall USA exhibition and conference, where Caterpillar Inc. and Cat® dealer CB Mining presented a comprehensive look at complete Cat longwall systems, as well as the technologies and services that support them in the field.

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Focusing expertise on underground coal

Focusing expertise on underground coal

Caterpillar and Cat dealers are committed to supporting longwall mining customers by combining equipment and automation expertise with unparalleled support.

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Pinnacle mine breaks world record

ISSUE 11: Pinnacle mine breaks world record for plow production

The Cat plow at Pinnacle longwall mine in West Virginia, USA, broke a world record for plow production in 2012 — and again in 2014.

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ISSUE 11: Plows vs. shearers? Seam width is the determining factor

Plows have surpassed shearers as the cutting tool of choice for thin-seam longwall mining.

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Enabling safety, productivity and efficiency underground

Technology can make underground mining safer, more productive and more efficient in a number of ways, from personnel detection to full-on automation of machines.

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