RPM announces the release of new simulation software

Runge Pincock Minarco (RPM) announces the release of the latest version of its HAULSIM solution with the improved features delivering cost and productivity benefits to users in the mining industry.

RPM’s powerful HAULSIM solution helps bring simulation in-house, empowering site engineers to achieve large savings and significant productivity gains. The latest release, HAULSIM 1.3 includes improved equipment configuration and reporting capabilities, further developed loader to truck load time calculations, enhanced equipment interaction logic, and the addition of material types and stop signs.

RPM’s Executive General Manager – Enterprise Solutions, =Craig Halliday explains that HAULSIM enables mine engineers to justify changes to their operation that will increase productivity and utilisation, prior to committing capital for the proposed changes. By incorporating significant additions and improvements in the latest version, HAULSIM remains the most powerful and effective haulage simulation tool on the market.

According to Halliday, the mining industry is under pressure to lower production costs. With haulage representing one of the highest cost components of the mining process, it is imperative to be able to quantify the most optimum mine haulage plan.

New features in the HAULSIM 1.3 release provide increased certainty around the cost benefit of proposed changes through simulation, prior to being implemented. Users can now gain deeper understanding of the potential of the mine haulage operation from the start.

Key advantages of HAULSIM 1.3 haulage simulation software include ability to accurately model, visualise and analyse every aspect of the mine haulage system; improved equipment configuration enabling users to add truck and loading units directly to the HAULSIM model; and addition of material types allowing for differentiation of equipment and location behaviour.

HAULSIM users can achieve significant cost savings through the introduction of material types, stop signs and additional reporting methods, as well as improvements to calculation methods and equipment interaction logic.

Suitable for all mining projects irrespective of commodity, mining method or stage in the mining lifecycle, HAULSIM enables mining engineers to identify efficiencies and configure proposed mine haulage routes through simulation.

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