Operator Assist

Operator assist

Our operator assist technology helps improve operator performance, comfort, and safety through automated processes or controls.

Shovel productivity is enhanced through our Adaptive Controls 2 and Track Shield technologies, while longwall shearers benefit from our advanced shearer automation.

Operator assist highlights

  • Our Adaptive Controls 2 technology increases shovel digging power without sacrificing equipment life
  • Our advanced shearer automation creates fully automated cutting sequences
  • Our Track Shield technology detects and helps prevent a dipper/shovel from striking the crawler shoe
Joy Global, Technology, Operator Assist, Track Shield, preview

Track Shield

  • Detects and helps prevent a dipper/shovel from striking the crawler shoe
  • Available on P&H 2800 and 4100 electric shovel models
Adaptive Controls 2

Adaptive Controls 2

  • Helps operator improve production
  • Reduces boom jacking
  • Limits operator fatigue
  • Works independently of other installed shovel technology options

Drill automation

Drill control functions are available through a compact portable console, including geo fencing, auto navigation, auto level, auto drill, and obstacle detection and mitigation. 

Two-way radio remote

  • Designed with the operator in mind
  • Large controls for common functions, easily differentiated by feel
  • Uniquely shaped levers to differentiate functions
Joy Global, Technology, Operator Assist, Advanced Shearer Automation, preview

Advanced shearer automation

  • Fully automated cutting sequences
  • Ability to create initial cutting profile and extraction heights