New Dump Scheduling and Haulage Planning Module Controls Costs Associated with the Removal and Haulage of Waste
June 12, 2013 – GEOVIA, formerly known as Gemcom Software prior to its acquisition in 2012 by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, announced today the release of GEOVIA Minex™ 6.2, which includes the new Dump Scheduling and Haulage Planning module.
Designed to address the current economic concerns within the mining industry, the new Dump Scheduling and Haulage Planning module enables users to control one of the largest costs associated with the mining of coal and other stratified deposits: the removal and haulage of waste. The module allows users to design waste dumps and haul roads, schedule the dumping of waste, calculate haulage cycle times and report on all aspects of the waste removal and haulage process.
“Minex’s dump scheduling and haulage planning tools allow us to easily integrate into the mine scheduling process different scenarios for hauling waste from pits to dumps via haul roads. In addition, they enable us to analyse our major cost drivers, and help us make better decisions about minimising our operating costs. I am very happy with the release and with our investment in Minex. I am also looking forward to future developments and releases of Minex,” said David Delbridge, Manager – Mine Planning and Development, PT Bayan Resources, Tbk
Haulage Planning: With advanced haulage planning, mine planners are able to effectively analyse and manage the efficiency of truck cycle times and optimise truck fleet and haul road selection for improved cost control.
Scenario Manager: In a single interface, users create various dump scenarios and take control over the priority, sequence, and direction in which dumps are filled.
Advanced Reporting and Replaying: With advanced reporting, Minex provides mine planners with the flexibility to summarise the movement of waste and effectively communicate results to key stakeholders. Quick comparisons can be made between haulage options, leading to the identification and selection of the lowest cost and best alternatives.
To learn more about Minex 6.2, and to view overview videos, please visit www.3ds.com/GEOVIA/Minex-product-news