MICROMINE’S Pitram wins international mining technology award

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Finding the best possible technological solution for a mine planning, construction, modernisation or closure is a complex task and often involves analysis of alternative offers.

Striving to achieve greater efficiency in knowledge exchange between the local mining companies and vendors, the MINEX Central Asia forum organised an international competition of mining challenges and solutions for delegates.

Pitram Systems Specialist, Dastanbek Yesdaulet, successfully presented Pitram, MICROMINE’s fleet management and mine control solution, at this year’s ‘International Competition of Mining Technological Challenges and Solutions’ and received an award for his efforts.

Pitram records, manages and processes data related to equipment, personnel and materials in real time, providing an overall view of the current mine status. Its sophisticated yet intuitive functionality makes it ideal for any mining environment.

The competition is designed around a win-win formula: the mining companies get a wide spectrum of turnkey solutions from local and international providers.

Vendors have a chance to demonstrate the application of their products and technologies for resolving specific cases. In addition, forum delegates will participate in lively discussions and learn about new technologies and solutions.

The competition was organised by the Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), as part of MINEX Central in Astana. Yesdaulet successfully presented Pitram’s Control Room Voice solution, which allows production data to be entered into Pitram in real-time through radio communications between machine operators, personnel and a control room.

The live data is directly entered into Pitram by control room administrators, thus ensuring data accuracy.

Pitram Control Room Voice allows an operation to record and report production data in a robust, standard format using standard communications leaky feeder radio infrastructure.

Captured data can be analysed at end of shift for insights into performance.

Pitram Control Room Voice has a simple, intuitive layout enabling machine operators to call in status and location information without interrupting production critical tasks. Through the use of a control room administrator Pitram Control Room Voice enables information to be transmitted via the radio communications infrastructure.

Pitram Control Room Voice is a scalable solution in that as a mine’s needs change, the capability of the Voice system can be enhanced further with the introduction of Pitram Automated.

MICROMINE understands that no two mines are the same, thus the need for flexibility at the point of the design by offering a customisable solution to meet our client’s needs, including integrations with third party systems and products.

Pitram is the single source of the truth for mining operation data providing one central database to base development and production decisions on.