RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has released the ultra short term scheduling tool XECUTE 1.3 for more efficient mine planning.
While traditional methods use transactional information to develop a mine plan, XECUTE combines multiple data sources including block models, spatial data, topographical information, maintenance information and FMS/HP GPS actuals to develop and communicate the plans and communicate plans to the entire business.
It uses real time information from multiple sources to provide users accurate information at the time of planning rather than freezing a point in time and using that as the basis for planning the next period.
One of its main features is a stratigraphic bench support, which allows for a stratigraphic horizon to be used rather than a set level, opening up the availability of the solution to be used at numerous operations worldwide.
It also features further improvements to the Dynamic Product Optimisation engine, which allows for the automatic assignment of material to destinations throughout the planning process.
The system has a number of developments focusing on integration with RPM partners SAP, Schneider Electric and Modular Mining System.
RPM has also further improved the system’s integration to their own suite of products including the XPAC solutions suite HAULSIM, XERAS Enterprise and XACT.