TECHNOLOGY

Deswik visualises underground haulage networks

The upcoming version of the Deswik.Suite software, from global consulting and technology company Deswik, will feature new haulage functionality for underground mine operators – the Deswik.LHS for Underground

Staff reporter
Deswik visualises underground haulage networks

PRESS RELEASE: Designed by mining engineers, for mining engineers, the software is designed to simplify the process of calculating haulage metrics for underground mine operations and presents the results in the form of 3-D animations. An easy-to-use interface guides users through the process, delivering a simple, speedy experience. Results are amalgamated back into the original schedule in Deswik.Sched (Gantt chart scheduling tool) to ensure single source reporting and enable estimations of truck requirements. 

The functionality, currently available as a technology preview, is integrated into Deswik.Suite version 2017.2, where the haulage network can simply be built from the mine design centerlines, which are used as the data source for scheduling. Once the initial set-up is complete, the entire life of asset schedules can easily be run in a matter of minutes, using detailed rimpull calculations. 

The results of this process can pre-emptively highlight issues with ventilation and congestion as well as give defendable haulage metrics for costing and budgetary purposes.

Deswik Suite lets mine planners’ complete plans and scenario analysis in one continuous workflow – in some instances, substituting the need for up to eight separate software packages, the company stated.

Deswik.LHS for Underground will be unveiled at the AusIMM 2017 Underground Operators’ Conference on the Gold Coast, Australia. 

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