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FlexSim partners with mining giant for truck haulage simulation
The company’s truck haulage simulation application will be used in HAULSIM, the first industry-specific haulage simulation solution.
The product, HAULSIM, is a haulage simulation package. It is the most powerful tool available for modeling, analyzing, visualizing, and optimizing a haulage network, providing confidence and accuracy in mine plans. HAULSIM is fast to learn, quick to set up, and easy to use, and represents the mining sector’s first industry-specific haulage simulation solution.
“Right now across the industry, capital spend is being heavily scrutinized,”
RPM will make use of FlexSim’s truck haulage application, which was created to aid in simulating roadways in open-pit mines and to test different traffic systems within the simulation. Using the data acquired from a real mining system, the application helps to streamline the process of developing an open-pit haulage system.
“We are excited to be working with RPM in mining,” said FlexSim CEO Bill Nordgren. “Haulage simulation is a natural extension for us, and given RPM’s previous history with their TALPAC and HAULNET products it makes perfect sense for us to be working together to help miners reduce their unit costs.”
HAULSIM was officially announced by RPM at the 2014 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
FlexSim Software Products is an industry leader in process simulation software. The company is committed to developing software products that help consumers analyze and optimize their existing systems, saving time and money and reducing risk.
RPM is the market leader in mine scheduling space, with its software being used at more than 1000 sites globally. Their TALPAC, HAULNET, and XPAC software solutions comprise 35 years of work calculating fleet requirements in mining systems, and have become an essential tool for mine planners worldwide.