May 17, 2020

Caterpillar launches 24/7 equipment operator monitoring service

Machinery
Technology
Caterpillar
MineStar
Admin
2 min
Caterpillar launches 24/7 equipment operator monitoring service
Leave it to equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. to take monitoring services to the next level. The company announced the launch of a 24/7 equipment...

Leave it to equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. to take monitoring services to the next level. The company announced the launch of a 24/7 equipment operator monitoring service to provide clients the ability to see, mitigate and manage both machine and operator information through in-cab and wearable safety technology.

According to Cat, analysts inside the Monitoring Center will correlate data about the health and productivity of operators and equipment to reveal the magnitude of conditions such as fatigue and distraction and their impact on operations.

• Related content: How technology can effectively manage and improve fatigue in mining

“Our customers want better visibility to the interaction between operators and machines, and how behavior impacts safety and productivity,” said Tim Crane, Caterpillar Safety Services manager.

“This innovative solution offers our customers the opportunity to mitigate risk and improve productivity. No organization is in a better position to provide customers these sustainable improvement solutions than Caterpillar.”

One of Caterpillar’s leading technologies -- Drive Safety System (DSS) -- uses an in-cab camera and alert system to notify the operator the moment a fatigue or distraction even occurs. These events are continuously tracked and crossed analyzed with the operator’s sleep quantity and quality, which is provided through the wrist-worn Cat Smartband.

• Related content: An inside look at Caterpillar's MineStar technology

The DSS and Cat Smartband are part of the company’s growing suite of tools to assist customers in improving safety by recognizing that some risks are natural, inevitable and fully manageable if made visible. Combined with Caterpillar’s EMSolutions, Cat MineStar System and Cat Vital Information Management System (VIMS), can provide a significant overall picture of fatigue and distraction risk for companies, including the impact on productivity and profitability it has.

“Technology alone is the not the silver bullet for a safer or more productive operation,” said George Taylor, vice president of the Caterpillar Customer Services Support Division.

“In fact, most technologies fail without proper consideration of the organizational culture and a plan to manage change. Caterpillar’s safety solutions bring management and employees together to achieve excellence, providing customers the greatest opportunity for successful implementation.”

WATCH: [VIDEO] Improving fleet management with Caterpillar's MineStar technology

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Dec 3, 2020

Net zero benefits the mining industry and the environment

digital mining
Oren
Emitwise
mining
Dan Brightmore
3 min
Learn how to future proof your business for a zero-carbon world with help from Emitwise and the Oren Marketplace.
Learn how to future proof your business for a zero-carbon world with help from Emitwise and the Oren Marketplace...

How do we get the world to net-zero faster?

Emitwise’s founders, Mauro Cozzi, Eduardo Gómez and Ben Peddie, approached a network of more than 100 of the world's largest enterprises and asked their CEOs, CFOs, and sustainability managers the big question: How do we get the world to net-zero faster? The challenge many shared was the lack of timely and accurate emissions data to enable strategic decisions. Companies often relied on annual audits of their carbon footprint for carbon accounting purposes. However, static yearly results were outdated upon publishing.

Emitwise saves companies an average of 260 working days a year by automating their scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions data. With the added benefits of clean audit trails and auto-populated accounting reports in line with GHG Protocol, all at the click of a button. Their easy to use solution enables businesses to quickly identify the carbon hotspots to target, and the precise real-time data empowers teams to remain agile and respond effectively, making achieving those goals possible.

Unique AI Technology

Emitwise’s unique AI technology empowers businesses to automatically measure, report and reduce their carbon footprint across their operations and supply chain, future-proofing companies for a zero-carbon world. It is the only solution that enables companies to fully automate their carbon accounting across all business units and suppliers, therefore liberating them from the drudgery of collecting and processing emissions data.

By using artificial intelligence to precisely measure emissions in real-time, businesses can identify and tackle carbon hotspots swiftly, enabling them to devise a trackable roadmap to net-zero carbon. At the same time, accurate audit trails and auto-populated annual reports ensure that companies comply with international reporting requirements, and align businesses with global climate targets to mitigate risk across their operations and supply chain. 

The Oren Marketplace

Environmental management, social license to operate, safety, renewable energy to lower emissions and operational efficiency for mining can be supported by a range of digital solutions enabling dynamic operations. To address these issues, Shell and IBM joined forces to create the Oren Marketplace – the first B2B solutions platform for the mining sector. 

With the adoption of many of the digital solutions offered through Oren, mining companies can adapt in real-time to risks or adjust plans ahead of a problem occurring. The goal is a shift towards proactive management as the optimal outcome for all stakeholders – community, shareholders, and employees.

Emitwise was founded with the goal of helping industries across all sectors reduce their carbon footprint. Similarly, Shell aims to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, or sooner, in step with society and its customers. And Oren is focused on offering innovative products and services that can help mining companies track and reduce their emissions. 

“Oren is the starting point for how we help our mining customers to de-carbonise,” explains Carol Chen, Global Lubricants Marketing, Vice President, Shell. “It’s our ambition to work with sectors like mining to help them find their own pathway to net-zero emissions through collaboration. The Oren marketplace offers a great opportunity for collaboration between the miners and technology companies that are joining this digital marketplace.” 

Web Summit

Emitwise will be showcasing its vision for a net-zero future live from Lisbon at this year’s Web Summit. Bringing together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry, the online event welcomes 100,000+ attendees from around the world to hear from more than 800 speakers and view offerings from 2,500 startups covering a vast range of topics from Data Science and Climate Change to AI and Machine Learning. To find out more and book your ticket visit Web Summit. 

Emitwise is one of many solutions providers on the Oren platform seeking to address the pain points and environmental concerns of heavy industries like mining. To discover a range of solutions that can further support your operation’s digital transformation and commitment to sustainability, visit the Oren Marketplace.

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