Electric rope shovels have been successfully removing overburden and ore on mine sites around the world for more than a century. Driven by a vision to make these highly productive machines safer, more reliable and even more productive, we challenged the status quo and built an electric rope shovel that’s better.Request a Quote
Electric rope shovels have been successfully removing overburden and ore on mine sites around the world for more than a century. Driven by a vision to make these highly productive machines safer, more reliable and even more productive, we challenged the status quo and built an electric rope shovel that’s better.
Simple, Safe and Robust Electrics
You will experience greater machine uptime, lower operating costs, and faster cycle times via our AC electric rope shovel designs that leverage institutional knowledge built on 30 years of experience commissioning more than 200 AC equipped machines worldwide.
A streamlined AC system design that runs smoother, has fewer parts, and is easier to maintain, are the benefits you will realize, and the result of three decades of continuous improvement.
Your safety remains our highest priority, and is evident in our AC system design.
Helping to ensure your rope shovel remains in service, our AC system is designed to perform in the toughest mining conditions.
Maximize Operator Comfort and Safety to Boost Productivity
Providing more comfort, added safety, and greater reliability, our newly designed state-of-the-art operator’s cab will help you produce more. The product of a multi-year collaboration with mining companies and rope shovel operators from across the globe, our Design Engineers, armed with insights into the aspects most desired by you, have designed what we believe to be the most comfortable and productivity-enhancing operator’s cab in the industry.
Increase productivity, and your bottom line, with our comfort-infused cab.
Ensure the safety of your operators with industry-leading cab safety features.
Reap learning and performance benefits from the enhanced training environment of our first-in-industry three-seat cab design.
To ensure consistent and reliable performance in the harshest mining conditions, cab components were carefully selected for ruggedness.
Reduced Front-end Weight, Reliable Structural Strength
Greatly improved digging efficiency, safety, and component life are the results of our unique, yet robust front-end design, particularly when compared to rack-and-pinion systems.
Enhance both loading safety and productivity at your mine with a lighter front-end that affords better line-of-sight and serviceability.
Experience greater uptime and component reliability with our unique, yet robust front-end design.
Realize more productive and efficient digging facilitated by our wide-set boom point sheaves.
Get your primary loading tool back to work quickly with simpler, more straight-forward maintenance.
Reduce Torsional Stress and Extend Component Life with Our Traditional Design
The Rope Crowd system provides outstanding performance and high reliability. This traditional system is a tried-and-true design, proven reliable in mine sites across the globe for three-quarters of a century.
Our traditional rope crowd provides predictable and reliable performance established over 75 years.
Preventing Downtime with a Revolutionary Approach
Spend more time digging, and less time performing unplanned dipper maintenance with the LatchFree Dipper System. The first successful solution to the number-one cause of rope shovel downtime, the LatchFree Dipper System replaces the maintenance-intensive latch assembly with a strong steel link mounted to the dipper back, away from material flow. To ensure you achieve maximum benefits, the system comes complete with a comprehensive training program.
Longer Dipper Life
Providing extended dipper life and optimal fit with your application, our FastFil™ and Straight-Side Dippers help you move more.
Offering a larger payload range, our Straight-Side Dipper maintains quality and reliability of our FastFil Dipper design.
Improving fill factors and helping you hit your productivity targets the trapezoidal shape of our FastFil Dipper accommodates the natural configuration of the load, eliminating voids that occur with box-shaped dippers.
Move More Material with Optimal Pass Match Pairings
For full truck payloads with minimum loading time, an efficient loading/hauling system begins with an optimized equipment match. Cat electric rope shovels are matched with Cat mining trucks to maximize volume of material moved at the lowest operating cost per ton.
Faster Cycle Times and Extended Component Life
Providing optimum speed and cycle time, all while extending component life, our swing system is designed to help keep your rope shovel swinging longer and filling trucks faster.
Achieve maximum component life with our swing system design that ensures reduced and even swing rack wear.
Mean-time to repair is reduced, as most repairs involve the third rail, rather than the rollers.
Evolving Your Mine for Greater Safety and Productivity
Aimed at enhancing the productivity and profitability of your rope shovel, we currently offer a combination of Cat Electric Rope Shovel technology solutions including MineStar offerings.
Helping you achieve your goals for enhanced mine site safety, improved efficiency, reduced operating costs, and greater profitability, Cat MineStar provides the most comprehensive suite of mining technology products in the industry. It consists of a number of configurable capability sets – Fleet, Terrain, Detect, Health, and Command – that allow you to scale the system to your mine site needs. Cat MineStar helps you manage everything from material tracking to sophisticated real-time fleet management, machine health systems, autonomous equipment, and more.
The Cat 7495 is currently able to utilize three of the Cat MineStar capability sets:
Cat EMSolutions puts your dealer’s expertise and services to work with the latest equipment management technologies to help you reduce operating costs, get more value from your equipment and meet the unique needs of your business. With five levels of EMSolutions to choose from, you’ll get all the support you want, without paying for services you don’t need. Services can include condition monitoring (CM) services through the use of Cat Equipment Care Advisor (Cat ECA).
Improve productivity with real-time dipper load feedback directly to operators.
Better maintenance predictability and reduced risk of failure via bearing temperature monitoring, a system that monitors bearing temperature and alerts operator of high temperatures.
Please speak to your local dealer for more information on the technology solutions for your 7495 electric rope shovel.
Bolstering Your Investment with Robust and Durable Structures
To extend service life and ultimately reduce your maintenance cost, all major rope shovel structures are designed for durability and dependability. Extended performance in the harsh mining conditions you face daily is accomplished through selection of high-strength steels, and rugged castings, joined and thermally stress-relieved to create a reliable shell capable of one of the most productive loading tools in the industry.
Keep Moving in All Mining Conditions
Intended to enhance digging/loading capability, ground footing, and mobility, a newly designed propel system and battle tested crawlers come standard on all Cat electric rope shovels.
Designed with Your Safety as Our Top Priority
Sharing your commitment to safety, and driven by our commitment to Zero Harm, we work tirelessly to design the safest machines possible to protect your most important asset; your employees.
Designed to Get You Back to Work Fast
Lowering your operating costs and maximizing your rope shovel’s uptime and productivity is of supreme importance to us. To that end, we continually strive to automate maintenance procedures, extend maintenance intervals, and simplify maintenance activities for our electric rope shovels.
Stay Up and Running with Service and Support from Our Unmatched Global Network
Cat dealers offer a wide range of solutions, services and products that help you lower costs, enhance productivity and manage your operation more efficiently. From the time you select a piece of Cat equipment until the day you trade or sell it, the support you get from your Cat dealer makes the difference.
Cat dealers provide the level of support you need, on a global scale. Dealer expert technicians have the knowledge, experience, training and tooling necessary to handle your repair and maintenance needs, when and where you need them.
Every piece of Cat equipment is designed and built to provide maximum productivity and operating economy throughout its working life. Your Cat dealer is a valued partner, available whenever you need them.
Maximize Your Investment
Aimed at advancing a novice operator to expert levels in a rapid time frame, our combination of on-site and computer-based training provides all the tools your staff will need.
To help maximize your investment in a Cat electric rope shovel, we provide on-site operator training assessments, on-site electrical and mechanical maintenance training, and a variety of computer-based training options.
Higher Standards for a Better Tomorrow
Meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of tomorrow is the goal for all Cat machinery. The commitment to helping you operate safely and sustainably is affirmed in the production of the 7495 rope shovel.
More efficient than diesel powered machines, Cat electric rope shovels are entirely electric and therefore experience less heat loss.
Cat electric rope shovels use regenerative braking technology to convert kinetic energy from shovel motions into electrical energy when braking. The electrical energy that is generated is then fed back to the grid. Without regenerative braking, the kinetic energy would be burned off as heat.
Fewer component change-outs result in less waste. Component change-out intervals for electric rope shovels are generally longer than those for similar-sized hydraulic machines.
Saving you money and reducing waste in the environment, electric rope shovel motors and gearcases can be rebuilt.