Caterpillar has announced the launch of its new Cat MineStar Reporting platform for MineStar Solutions. This powerful reporting and analytics product combines MineStar and other vendor data into a single, unified interface for improved fleet management solutions.

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Every piece of mining equipment constantly generates critical operating and production data that is used by the company’s MineStar™ products to enable miners to make better decisions. 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. Plus, it provides a single data layer for presentation and analysis regardless of the version used. 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 ensure that the data is received at the right time.

Providing more graphical content for users, the platform 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. A wide variety of maintenance reports are included with an expanded set using machine health data.

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.

More information on this new reporting platform can be found by contacting a Cat dealer or visiting: https://www.cat.com/minestar-reporting.