In a longwall operation, control systems act as the brain and nervous system, processing and carrying data. The faster, more reliable and intuitive these systems are, the closer your operation will be to realizing its full potential.
Faceboss is the control system at the heart of Joy advanced longwall performance and automation, forming a strong network empowering all longwall systems to work together seamlessly. It has been trusted by mines for years and continues to evolve with advanced features and faster speeds.
Automation holds the promise of safety advancements by removing workers from the face, and productivity and sustainability improvements through precision and repeatability. Joy longwall equipment is available with state-of-the-art automation features and software.
These smart mining tools enable you to remotely manage your longwall from a secure location, underground or on the surface. A comprehensive suite of automation technologies and solutions is available across our entire longwall product line — shearers, AFC and Joy-designed powered roof supports (PRS).
Advanced longwall mining equipment is gathering incredible amounts of data every day. When combined with manufacturer and industry data and advanced analysis, powerful insights are revealed. That’s our Smart Solutions service.
In a trusted partnership with Komatsu, you share your data with us; we analyze it against global benchmarks to deliver actionable insights to help you manage your operation and equipment.
Smart Solutions is a tiered offering, so you can match the service to where you are at on your longwall data and automation journey.