RPM relaunches new software solution for open cut coal mines

2 August 2016 (Last Updated August 2nd, 2016 18:30)

Australia-based RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has relaunched its Open Cut Coal XPAC Solution (OCCS), which will address specific challenges of open cut coal mines.

Australia-based RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has relaunched its Open Cut Coal XPAC Solution (OCCS), which will address specific challenges of open cut coal mines.

OCCS was originally released in July 2013 and has been completely redesigned to provide product optimisation, dynamic haulage and advanced destination scheduler functionality.

The solution uses its dynamic haulage functionality to manage the challenges faced by mine planners with regard to changing haulage routes in strip mines.

"By considering the varying haul routes at each stage of the schedule mine planners can be confident that they have the optimal route to get their product from source to destination."

RPM CEO and managing director Richard Mathews said: “Our development team has basically completely rebuilt OCCS from the ground up, and as a result this new release of open cut coal will handle more data and process schedules faster than any other software application known to us in the market.

“OCCS’s Dynamic Haulage functionality is something unique.

"By considering the varying haul routes at each stage of the schedule mine planners can be confident that they have the optimal route to get their product from source to destination.”

OCCS incorporates the company’s product optimiser functionality, which can be used for multi pit management, multi stockpile management as well as the delivery of multiple products.

Scheduling users will get a complete picture of the entire mining operation with the help of the solution that simultaneously incorporates haulage with the scheduling of sources and destinations within a mining operation.

Mathews further added: “Using the central Enterprise Planning Framework the Open Cut Coal Solution leverages the robust master data module allowing greater control and delivering new levels of transparency in planning.”