SAFETY FIRST. CAT® COMMAND REMOTE CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES.
31 May 2023
When it comes to demolition, Caterpillar puts the emphasis on operator safety, productivity and worker confidence. You’ll achieve unprecedented improvements with Cat® Command remote control technologies.
LINE OF SIGHT COMMAND CONSOLE
Since no-one designs a building or structure to be torn down, demolition contractors face unique challenges and potentially hazardous conditions from the first moment on the job. Falling debris and hazardous materials are just the beginning. There’s also the challenge of working in tight, unsteady spaces, and being confined to settings where at any moment the work floor could collapse. Cat Command remote control technology allows machines to go where a person shouldn’t. The Command Console gives line of sight operation for up to 400 metres, removing operators from harm’s way and keeping them at a safe distance when excavating, dozing and more. With the console, operators can make precise movements when it matters most.
Matthew Hendry, Global Product Marketing Consultant with Caterpillar, says that safety and productivity come together with the Command Console. “You can have the operator on an elevated platform, a safe distance from the machine, using the Command Console and really watching that work tool very closely. They can position themselves appropriately for the job that they’re doing with the line of sight console.”
As important as safety is, Cat Command offers much more. For specialised crews who travel from job site to job site – sometimes hundreds of miles apart – the remote Cat Command Station eliminates costly trips and keeps operators close to home. Available for select Cat dozers, excavators, wheel loaders and skid steer loaders, the Command Station enables the operator to work remotely in a seated “virtual cab” with familiar controls and machine displays. The comfortable indoor working environment means operator fatigue is greatly reduced. In fact, the noisy and dangerous demolition environment is completely eliminated, replaced by a safe, indoor setting, either on site or miles away.
Matthew Hendry stresses these operational benefits. “The Command Station is universal. An operator can stay in the Command Station and run different types of machines without having to change locations. They could go, for example, from running an excavator with a hammer or a shear in a demolition environment, to operating a skid steer doing some tidy up work.”
Remote control technologies can also reduce idle time. With no need to keep an operator comfortable in the cab, the machine can be turned off, saving on fuel.
ATTRACT A WIDER POOL OF SKILLED OPERATORS.
It’s easy to see how the Cat Command experience can help you to attract and retain skilled operators. By swapping the noise, dirt, uncertainty and potential danger of a job site for a clean office-like environment, the operator’s role becomes appealing to workers reaching retirement, those with injuries or disabilities, as well as those who are unable to travel. It’s a whole new way to work.
MORE CAT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Beyond Cat Command, Cat Ease Of Use technology can further boost your worksite productivity. Cat Grade with Assist helps you dig to an exact depth or slope and 2D E-Fence ensures that you avoid obstacles, buried services and more. Plus, all of these features are accessible to operators from the Cat Command Station.
There’s also Cat VisionLink online telematics platform. It reveals greater insights than ever, to help you reduce fuel burn and idle time, track any asset – not only Cat machines – and much, much more. It will show you the profit and performance you’ve been missing.
Your Cat dealer is the expert on Cat Command remote technologies to make your next demolition project much safer, more efficient and more productive.