Leading Cat dealer WesTrac has showcased the latest technology and innovation driving the mining industry to thousands of Western Australians this month, with a hands-on equipment demonstration and activation at Elizabeth Quay in the heart of the Perth CBD.
WesTrac’s interactive display transformed Elizabeth Quay, allowing the public the opportunity to get up close and personal with the latest construction and mining equipment.
The family-friendly, innovative Cat equipment activation was timed to coincide with the two-day Resources Technology Showcase (RTS), held at the adjacent Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The annual RTS exhibition, which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, showcases the technology and innovation driving the mining, resources, defence and space industries in Western Australia.
WesTrac and Caterpillar had a large booth at the RTS which included a virtual reality training console, LiDAR scanner, Driver Safety System technology and mini-cinema, as well as providing the public with the opportunity to jump into the seat of a Cat Next Generation Mini Excavator.
In addition, the Elizabeth Quay display included Mini Excavator dig pits and a demonstration of the e-Fence technology on the Cat 325 Next Generation Excavator. A Cat D10T2 Dozer and the latest Cat 988 XE Electric Drive Wheel Loader were also on display.
WesTrac’s General Manager People and Culture Tanya Eales said while the display was designed to showcase Cat equipment, its main purpose was to inspire attendees to explore and pursue careers in the resources industry. Tanya said:
“These sorts of events, and particularly the opportunity for people to get hands-on with technology and equipment, provide a fantastic way for the next generation to explore pathways into the resources industry in an interactive environment.”
WesTrac Executive General Manager Sales and Client Solutions Geoff Bailey said it was great to be back after the event was cancelled last year. He said:
“The Resources Technology Showcase provides the public with the rare opportunity to get up close to some big pieces of Cat equipment and learn about the latest advancements such as electric-drive technology and the rapidly evolving area of autonomous operations.”