Datamine’s industry-leading systems form an unparalleled, integrated toolset for underground mine planning. Whether for an active mine production environment or a potential mine, from concept through to bankable feasibility stage, Datamine’s solution will help you design, plan and schedule all aspects of your underground mine.
Based on algorithms developed over a ten year period of collaborative industry research, MSO automatically produces optimized stope designs to maximize the value of recovered ore within the given orebody geometry and design constraints. Supporting a wide variety of underground mining methods, MSO quickly generates individual stope designs saving days or even weeks of manual work. The process is repeatable and objective, eliminating the risk of different engineers achieving inconsistent reserve conversion.
Studio UG is the brand new technology leading the way for integrated design and scheduling in underground mines. Extensive automation of data preparation delivers an extremely efficient and robust system for delivering design data to your scheduling environment. Mine standards are incorporated in templates, and multiple users can work on portions of the mine simultaneously. Studio UG is dynamically linked to EPS, the intuitive Gantt chart scheduling application that is used to apply practical constraints such as work calendars and equipment resource levelling.
EPS is a comprehensive Gantt chart scheduler designed specifically for mining, with industry-specific functionality not available in off-the-shelf schedulers such as weighted average grades, equipment and crew resources and optional modules for blending and optimisation. EPS is dynamically linked to Studio 5D Planner, but can also be used in a stand-alone mode where visual animation of schedules is not required.
Schedule Optimisation Tool (SOT)
Did you know that for a given design, changes in the mining sequence can impact the NPV of the project by over 25%? The optional SOT module addresses this opportunity by applying a sophisticated Genetic Algorithm that assesses many sequence options, and ‘learns’ which sequencing strategies deliver the greatest value.
Aegis is the next generation in underground blasting software, providing automated underground drill and blast design. The system allows users to rapidly compare different scenarios and produce ring layouts, charging plans and blast letters to paper or directly to compatible drill rigs using IREDES. Aegis even optimizes the ring layout and charging to achieve a desired fragmentation outcome and reduce costs.
Ventsim™ was originally introduced to mining operations in 1993 to help visually design, improve and optimise underground mine ventilation systems. The new Ventsim Visual™ ventilation software was released in 2009 and offers a graphically rich and dynamic 3-dimensional simulation environment. This version has been continuously improved, culminating in the highly advanced recent release of Version 5.
Ventsim™ is now the market-leader in mine ventilation design and simulation software. Over 1000 sites worldwide use the Ventsim™ software, including mine sites, consultants, universities, governments and research agencies.