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.