Ore control is the key to profitability in mining. It's a two step process, involving accurate 3D mapping of mineral deposits and controlling your loading tool. You must know where to dig and how much material is in your loading tool at all times. To make high margins, you must be able to determine whether you are moving high or low quality ore.
Trimble and Caterpillar jointly developed the most sophisticated ore control system in the world. GPS, onboard displays and wireless IP communication combine to form Terrain for loading. A wireless link provides seamless flow of information between the mine office and the loading tool, enabling mine engineers and managers to make split-second decisions when necessary.
See Also: Terrain for Loading