Manage equipment and material requirements
Haulage is a solution for managing detailed equipment and material routing requirements, and is used to generate haulage profiles, cycle time files and reports.
All the tools an engineer needs to produce short-term tactical schedules for open pit mines. The package includes MinePlan 3D CAD tools and MinePlan Activity Scheduler.
Successful mines are built on the ability to standardize workflows, which ensures accountability and improves collaboration. Reliance on spreadsheets can create a variety of problems. They are inadequate to present a tactical level of detail, especially when based on siloed information. In some mines, haulage and scheduling are being completed separately and there’s little to no insight into the impact of scheduling decisions.
MinePlan Short-Term Planning contains all of the tools you need to produce short-term tactical schedules. It includes the detailed, Gantt-based MinePlan Activity Scheduler, which is flexible and configurable enough to model the short-term production processes for any open pit mine.
Mining activities are created based on cut geometries, and equipment is assigned to model the mining processes required to drill, blast, and load material from the mine to the mill. Stockpiling and blending are considered using a built in CPLEX optimization engine. Haulage is also integrated, ensuring that trucking requirements can be managed for Truck & Shovel operations.
MinePlan Activity Scheduler is a detailed, Gantt-based activity scheduler. It is flexible and configurable enough to model the short-term production processes for any open pit mine. Together with MinePlan 3D you can create detailed cut designs, road designs and dump designs.
Stockpiling and blending are considered using a built in CPLEX optimization engine. Haulage is also integrated, ensuring that trucking requirements can be managed for truck and shovel operations. Reporting is simple using built in Advanced Reporting and Charting (ARC) technology
Using Activity Scheduler, you can schedule and route haulage simultaneously with the detail necessary for tactical schedules. The viewer and scheduler are natively integrated. Expect consistent ore feed to the processing plant with less idle time and maximized production.