RPM enters underground mine software deal

RPM Global has signed an agreement with Alford Mining Systems (AMS) to distribute the AMS Stope Optimisation software within RPM’s Underground software solutions.

AMS’s StopeOpt is a strategic mine planning tool that automates the design of stope shapes for a range of stoping methods for underground mines.

Using constraints detailing mining method and design parameters, the system provides optimal stope shape design to increase the value of an orebody. The outputs (stope wireframes, section strings and reports) are suitable for use in strategic and tactical planning.

One key feature of StopeOpt is its ability to quickly analyse different stoping methods or stoping parameters to assist engineers in developing a strategic mine plan based on different approaches to mining an orebody.

Commenting on the new partnership, RPM CEO and managing director Richard Mathews said, “We are pleased to have entered into a distribution agreement and partnership with AMS that will allow RPM to bundle and on-sell AMS’ solutions to our underground mining clients.”

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