Komatsu subsidiary MineWare is planning to integrate its weighting and positioning solutions for draglines, shovels and hydraulic loading equipment with RPMGlobal’s short-term scheduling solutions.
RPM is a mining software company noted for its international presence, market longevity and ultra-short term mine planning solution technology.
The two companies have executed a global strategic partnership agreement concurrent to the above integration in order to pursue joint opportunities in the mining integration space; RPM and MineWare have already been working together over the last year to develop the integration.
“We are not announcing a partnership and then promising to go away and build something in the future, we are unveiling a completed development project,” said RPM chief executive officer and managing director Richard Mathews.
The CEO said the new solution would fill a void in the mine plan compliance and control space, with RPM’s software passing critical spatial planning data — bucket positions and equipment locations for example — to operators directly from the mine’s planning systems.
In addition to this, RPM’s systems will also visually lay out longer term plan guidance, allowing operators to know where the need to be over a length of time, ensuring high plan predictability.
“We are taking the plan compliance learnings from other industries and adapting them to solve some of mining’s key productivity challenges,” added Mathews.