Maptek, VUMA join forces

Software collaboration aimed at smarter mine ventilation design and planning
Maptek, VUMA join forces Maptek, VUMA join forces Maptek, VUMA join forces Maptek, VUMA join forces Maptek, VUMA join forces

Staff reporter

Australia’s leading privately-owned mining software developer, Maptek, is planning to work with one of the key players in the mine-ventilation software space on ‘advanced’ new products.

Maptek said this week it had signed a memorandum of understanding with VUMA, part of South Africa’s Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE), to enable efficient data transfer between top-selling Maptek Vulcan mine planning, and VUMA ventilation simulation, software.

“Enabling detailed design, survey and operational data to be transferred to VUMA software will deliver valuable gains in accuracy, efficiency and speed for analysis and planning around ventilation and refrigeration in underground mines,” Maptek said in a statement.

“This also allows ventilation factors to be considered earlier in the mine planning process.”

A VUMA spokesman said: “This unique interface enhances the holistic approach required for modern mine planning and design, particularly the intensifying demand for fast, accurate and reliable answers.”