Austalian mining advisory and software provider RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has launched the latest version of its haulage simulation tool 'Haulsim 1.3' for mining users.
The company said that the new solution will help miners bring simulation in-house as the new tool solution provides simulation power to site engineers.
Offered with improved equipment configuration and reporting capabilities, the Haulsim 1.3 has further developed loader to truck load time calculations abd equipment interaction logic, as well as the addition of material types and stop signs.
RPM Enterprise Solutions executive general manager Craig Halliday said: "With the incorporation of significant additions and improvements through the release of HAULSIM 1.3, HAULSIM remains the most powerful and effective haulage simulation tool on the market.
"The mining industry is being faced with increasing pressure to lower production costs. Given haulage represents one of the most high cost components of the mining process, it is imperative to be able to quantify the most optimum mine haulage plan."
With the latest version release of its simulation tool, the company will provide increased certainty around the cost benefit of proposed changes through simulation, before the implementation starts.
With the help of Haulsim 1.3, users will be able to model, visualise, and analyse every aspect of their mine haulage system exactly.
Miners can add truck and loading units to the model directly with the tool's improved equipment configuration, which also allows for differentiation of equipment and location behaviour by adding material types.
According to the company, irrespective of commodity, mining method or stage in the mining lifecycle, the tool is suitable for all mining projects.
It provides miners the ability to identify efficiencies and configure proposed mine haulage routes through simulation.