Caterpillar announced its new MD6310 rotary blasthole drill enables efficiency and productivity improvements. Cat electronics deliver advanced troubleshooting for efficient drill operation and scalable automation, the company reported. The building blocks include drill assist, semiautonomous and remote-control operation, and machine health reporting. Ideal for 12-meter (m) and 15-m bench heights, the rig is application-built for efficient single-pass drilling down to 13.7 m (44.9 ft) or 17.5 m (57.4 ft), depending on mast configuration. It offers up to 30° angle holes for cast blasting.