Mining technology developer Maptek has released Vulcan version 10.1, together with Eureka version 4.0 for mine planning and design.
Vulcan and Eureka are both accessed and operated through the Maptek Workbench, offering users the first instalment of a continuum of integrated technical software applications, data and workflows dedicated to mine planning, measurement and operations.
Vulcan has led the field of geological modelling and mine planning for almost 40 years, with Vulcan 10.1 featuring new functionality to streamline design and planning, optimise drill and blast and improve reporting and analysis.
Maptek continues to develop Eureka as a dedicated exploration, drilling and geophysical analysis package for visualising and interrogating 3D spatial data associated with mining and exploration projects. The core functionality and drillhole tools in Eureka 4 are free to use for Vulcan customers on a timed trial until the end of June 2017.
Maptek solutions bring together the large amount of technical and geological data around orebody evaluation, mine planning and design, mining process and performance measurement and monitoring.
Maptek general manager Peter Johnson said the release marked one more step in the company’s development plan to help operations better manage integrated technical data analysis across their mines.
‘We’ve concentrated on automated workflows and optimised algorithms to keep the right information circulating within the mining cycle, and close the loop between planning, production and results,” he said.
The release of Eureka as a Maptek Workbench application allows closer data sharing with Vulcan design and modelling applications. I-Site Studio and BlastLogic will join the suite of Maptek applications on the Workbench during 2017, with Evolution to follow.
In future, users will be able to select the most appropriate tool from any Maptek solution on the Workbench. The result will be a single platform hosting all of the capability and tools that mining technical professionals need for carrying out mine planning, measurement and operations.