Version 2.3 will be available for live demonstrations at the SME annual conference that takes places February 19–22 in Denver, US, along with its virtual reality mine planning software.
The company stated that the release of HAULSIM 2.3 demonstrates its ongoing commitment in maintaining one of the most advanced simulation tools on the market. With this release, users can now produce more comprehensive and extended reports through detailed Pivot Grid reporting in the experimenter. This gives the end user greater visibility and advanced analytics of the direct impact of equipment changes to the bottom line.
Adam Price, simulation product manager at RPM, said: “Most haulage software does a calculation where as HAULSIM does a full discrete event simulation. Having a discrete event simulation engine at its core means that HAULSIM works differently from other ‘deterministic’ mine haulage modelling tools. With this release, users can more easily identify queuing and vehicle interactions as a result of more complex reporting capabilities.”
HAULSIM’s reporting enhancement was developed in partnership with the RPM consulting group and has already been used to help identify bottlenecks at a number of its customers’ mine sites. Additional enhancements of this release include:
- Improvements to ‘grouping’ functionality. Changes made to the way that equipment is grouped makes it quicker and easier to quantify the impact operational decisions like ‘hot-seating’ and ‘staggering start times’; and
- Updated equipment library. The HAULSIM equipment library contains the latest in published data enabling users to draw upon the most up to date equipment information directly from manufacturers to calculate the speeds that equipment travel in the model.
Leveraging excellent simulation technology, HAULSIM integrates real-world data to empower users to optimise mine fleet outcomes.