Caterpillar is the global market leader and supplier of complete longwall systems. All over the world, our equipment and systems are meeting the demands of underground mining under the most stringent conditions. Adapted to the mining challenges faced by our customers today, Cat customized systems range from hydraulic roof supports, automated plow systems, shearers, face conveyors and drive systems to automation and roof support carriers.Caterpillar delivers your system of choice, from low to high seam heights, for the longest longwalls and highest production demands.
The intrinsically-safe Cat® PMC-R control units are used on shearer or plow faces to provide medium to high level of longwall automation. Each Roof Support needs to be equipped with one PMC-R control unit and a solenoid driver to operate the in-shield hydraulic functions and a set of peripheral components, like sensors for pressures and shield advance. The PMC-R can control and display all functions of a shield and is simultaneously the interface between operator and machine (HMI). The PMC-R system can control all individual shield functions based on a reliable network. As an interactive system, it allows the user to execute single shield functions as well as automatic functions. Important process values are continuously displayed as feedback for the operator.
16Bit Microcontroller TMP91CW12AF, 27MHz, internal RAM 4Kbytes, ROM 125Kbytes