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Modular Mining

Intelligent Mine Management Solutions

Modular Mining develops intelligent software solutions to facilitate operations, planning, maintenance, and safety in the mining industry.

3289 E Hemisphere Loop,
Tucson, Arizona 85706,
United States of America

3289 E Hemisphere Loop,
Tucson, Arizona 85706,
United States of America

Modular Mining develops intelligent software solutions to facilitate operations, planning, maintenance, and safety in the mining industry.

The company couples its IntelliMine® suite of products with superior customer care and value-add services, including the Performance Assurance and Mine Plan Compliance programs, to ensure every customer receives maximum, ongoing value-in-use from their Modular Mining investments.

End-to-end fleet management for surface and underground mining operations

Modular MIning’s DISPATCH® fleet management system (FMS) introduced the concept of computerised dispatching to the mining industry. Today, surface mines of all size and type rely on the DISPATCH FMS to optimize their haulage cycles, maximize production, and increase equipment utilization. Considered the industry standard for fleet management systems, Modular Mining’s customers have reported productivity improvements ranging from 5% to 34%, with an average improvement of 11%, for more than 35 years.

Specifically designed to address the unique challenges of the underground mining environment, the DISPATCH Underground FMS automates all development and production processes and supports all common underground mining methodologies.

The DISPATCH Underground FMS gives mines the visibility they need to track, manage and efficiently utilize mobile equipment below the surface.

High-precision GPS for accurate guidance capabilities

The ProVision® machine guidance solution utilizes high-precision GPS technology to provide continuous navigation and guidance to equipment operators, increasing productivity and the realization of planned targets and tasks.

The solution enables operators to position their buckets, blades and components to within 1cm of the intended location, resulting in decreased dirty loads, more accurate material blending, and more effective blasts.

The ProVision solution is available for shovels, loaders, dozers, and drills. The new ProVision Guided Spotting system, available for shovels and trucks, guides truck operators as they reverse toward a shovel for loading, helping to eliminate shovel hang time, truck re-spotting, and queueing at the shovel.

Collision awareness solutions for increased workplace safety

The MineAlert™ Collision Awareness system (CAS), an early warning system that alerts the equipment operator of potential collisions with other CAS-equipped vehicles, is designed to improve operator awareness and reduce vehicle-to-vehicle collisions.

Predictive algorithms analyze the location, speed, and trajectory of all vehicles in the monitored vicinity and generate warnings and alarms only when hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions exist.

Unlike other collision awareness systems on the market, Modular’s CAS focuses on minimizing false or nuisance alarms to provide operators with critical decision-making safety information only when it matters.

Proactive, real-time equipment maintenance management for increased availability

The MineCare® maintenance management solution enables mines to increase fleet availability and uptime while reducing mobile equipment lifecycle costs.

The latest version of Modular’s real-time maintenance management product, MineCare 3 Cloud, represents the company’s initial entry into the Cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) market.

The MineCare 3 Cloud system provides an alternative to the traditional on-site software installation model, which reduces costly capital expenses such as server hardware.

About Modular Mining

In 1979, Modular Mining released the DISPATCH fleet management system, marking the first computerized dispatching solution for the mining industry.

Four decades later, the company has expanded in size and capability, with more than 800 employees in ten regions, supporting all major mining locales.

Modular Mining’s systems have been deployed at more than 250 globally-distributed sites, including 18 of the 20 largest mines in the world.

DISPATCH Fleet Management System

Introduced 40 years ago as mining’s first computer-based dispatching tool, the DISPATCH® Fleet Management System (FMS) revolutionized the way mines work in real time. Today, the DISPATCH system is the most trusted FMS in the industry.

MineAlert Collision Awareness System

Modular’s Collision Awareness System, an integral part of our MineAlert™ suite of Safety Management tools, helps your people make the right decisions at the right time.

MineCare Maintenance Management System

The MineCare® solution improves every aspect of the maintenance management process, providing the information and tools you need to monitor the health of your entire fleet in real-time.

ProVision Machine Guidance System

Open pit mines around the world have used ProVision® machine guidance systems to increase their total tons moved, improve the accuracy of material movement, and decrease costs associated with working outside of the mine plan for more than 20 years.

Fuel Assignment Automation

Modular Mining’s Performance Assurance team helps an Australian coal operation increase truck availability through automated fueling assignments.

Modular Mining Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Modular Mining, the global leader of real-time mine management solutions, announced today that Luiz Steinberg, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will step down from the position on 31 March 2019.

Modular Introduces Next Generation HP-GNSS Positioning Technology

Modular Mining Systems, the global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions for surface and underground mining operations, announced today the commercial release of their MM2 High-Precision Global Navigation Satellite System (HP-GNSS) receiver.

Modular Helps Colombian Coal Operation Achieve Significant Production Gains

Long-time customer Drummond Ltd. Colombia sought Modular’s help in reducing the amount of time wasted during the two daily shift changes at their Mina Pribbenow and Mina El Descanso sites. Despite extensive experience using the DISPATCH Fleet Management system (FMS), Drummond’s shift changes frequently took up to an hour to complete.

Modular Mining Systems, Inc. (Global Headquarters)

3289 E Hemisphere Loop

Tucson, Arizona 85706

United States of America


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