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Fuel: How to maximize material moved per liter

Fuel: How to maximize material moved per liter

Fuel is one of the greatest ongoing costs on a mine — and one of the best opportunities to affect real savings through technology and best practice implementation. This video examines two ways you can lower your fuel costs: by reducing the fuel you burn and by increasing the tons you move per liter.

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Underground: How to improve production and operator safety

Underground: How to improve production and operator safety

In this video, we’ll discuss the best way to protect underground workers: Removing them from the environment altogether. Using technologies like Cat MineStar™ Command for underground, miners can perform loading and dumping activities while located safely away in a remote operating station.

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Productivity: How to minimize shift change interruptions

Productivity: How to minimize shift change interruptions

The time that mine sites spend on shift change can have a significant impact on their overall productivity. Fortunately, it’s an area that offers opportunities for improvement through the implementation of best practices and the use of technologies like Cat MineStar™ Fleet, Terrain and Command.

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Safety: How to reduce operator fatigue & distraction

Safety: How to reduce operator fatigue & distraction

For decades, mining companies have recognized that operator fatigue and distraction are having an impact on their operations. But many don’t know the magnitude of that impact — the risks it imposes and the overall cost to the bottom line. By combining the latest technologies with people and processes, mines are finally getting the full picture of fatigue and distraction.

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Drilling: How to minimize variability

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.

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