US: Hexagon Mining has released its Atlas 3.0, for activity scheduling and stockpile management. Atlas provides a resource-based, true calendar approach to scheduling, and handles material movement and reclaim. Using the Destination Optimization functionality in Atlas, set grade, volume, or tonnage constraints for destinations to optimize reclaim parcels routed from stockpiles. The optimization results can be manually modified to allow more control over the reclaimed material and generate more practical schedules. Version 3.0 introduces a new license for Atlas integrated with CPLEX.
Flexible and powerful, Version 3.0 of Atlas allows you to exploit a combination of manual and optimized routing solutions in a single setup to generate more practical schedules. “Atlas embodies Hexagon Mining’s vision of integration,” said Glenn Wylde, EVP of Technology and Innovation. “It’s a powerful, easy-to-use scheduler that connects seamlessly with haulage calculations, reserves, and visualizations. It quickly delivers scheduling scenarios via MineSight 3D.
“Our Planning suite continues to push technology and integration boundaries. The future of mining depends on companies harnessing emerging technologies and connecting previously isolated information. Atlas demonstrates this clearly by seamlessly integrating with longer horizon schedules, drill and blast designs, grade control, ERP data, and plan execution.”
Wylde added that Atlas bridges the gap with operations, driving the schedule with real productivities directly from Hexagon Mining’s fleet management system. “We have leveraged IBM’s ILOG CPLEX for many years with MineSight Schedule Optimizer, and now Atlas delivers the same optimizing power to short-term and underground schedules.”
Source: Hexagon Mining