Hexagon Mining launches solution for enhanced traffic flow in mines
US-based Hexagon Mining has unveiled the HxGN Dynamic Haulage 1.0 solution, which is designed to optimise truck movement for mining companies.
Under the MineSight Schedule Optimizer (MSSO) platform, the solution is expected to offer an efficient path to destinations, irrespective of changes in haul roads and routes between operational phases and schedule runs.
According to the company, it offers an almost real-time path from cut-to-mill or dump, and back again.
Hexagon Mining project manager Carl Brackpool said: “Dynamic Haulage is a highly affordable solution with minimal licensing investment and an incredibly short payback milestone.
“It’s an effective solution for customers looking at flexible schedules supporting multiple potential haul routes and scenarios, especially when short-term planning synchronisations don’t fit.”
“The existing MineSight Haulage solution offers a great, static baseline. However, Dynamic Haulage, just as the name implies, adapts to daily operations and extends our suite of amazing integrated modules on the industry-leading MSSO platform.”
Dispatch gives a complete view of the mine, while the solution also ensures better traffic flow.
In addition, haul route connections are dynamically established between the pit phases, accounting for changes in the surface as the schedule progresses.
It results in a schedule that gives an accurate representation of the equipment requirements during the operation, eliminating the need to digitise appropriate connections.
Dynamic Haulage can be used for small mines or large pit operations with fleet equipment assets.
Hexagon Mining is an information technology company that integrates planning, operations, and safety solutions.
Image: The Dynamic Haulage solution gives a complete view of a mine and ensures efficient traffic flow. Photo: courtesy of Hexagon.