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Redbird demonstrates drones for Caterpillar products

Redbird and finning partnership

Redbird has demonstrated its drone technology for the mining sector at industry showcase Hillhead.

Hillhead Quarry in Buxton, Derbyshire has played host to the first UK flights for the Redbird drone. 

The drone flew around the quarry to demonstrate its capabilities in data analysis and 3D modelling. Finning, which distributes Caterpillar plant across the UK, collaborated with the demonstration at the quarrying and construction exhibition.

“Hillhead this year is all about technology, with our live demonstrations combining the very latest equipment and cloud-based solutions. So it is the perfect place to launch our partnership with Redbird, as we will be able to show the value a combined technology approach can create for the industry as a whole,” said Finning Hillhead demonstration manager Phil Lewis.

“In practical terms, the drone data collection and Redbird’s image analytics capability will provide customers with a variety of solutions for their operations. These include material inventory management, haul road optimisation and project progress to name a few, all of which complement the other data driven services like Finsight and solutions like Caterpillar Production Measurement that we will also be showcasing.”


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