Australia mining software used in short-term scheduling

Ensham Resources Pty Ltd. and Rio Tinto Coal Australia Pty Ltd.'s Hail Creek Mine have both inked deals with Australian software mining company, Runge Pty Ltd., to implement a short-term scheduling system.

Both mining operations will be using Runge's Xact short-term mine scheduling package in order to effectively schedule their mine in a three month planning timeframe.

Scott Oakley, mine planning engineer at Hail Creek Mine, said the mining industry typically uses complex high-end technology packages so there is a demand for a short-term scheduling system that is able to accurately interpret and apply core scheduling logic.

Xact is a short-term mine scheduling application which gives mine operations the tools to respond to day-by-day challenges and is designed for all types of mineral deposits and mining methods and has highly visual easy-to-use tools which require minimal training.

The application combines Inter-active custom Gantt charts, a reporting mechanism, a hierarchical navigation system and 3D representation of the mine.

Ensham Resources senior mining engineer, Ian Neilson, has been a Runge customer for 10 years for better inventory control.