Caption: RPM Global's Open Pit Metals XPAC
Solution axes time spent on scheduling by almost an order of magnitude, the company reports.
Similarly, Runge's new XPAC
Underground Coal Module is gaining momentum in the underground coal sector.
In our XPAC
Solutions, we removed the need for engineers to become script writers and debuggers, allowing them to spend significantly more time planning their mine than managing their data.
"XPAC 7.12 has a new look, but it's not just a facelift," said Alun Phillips, Runge's product manager for scheduling solutions.
Like a modern browser, XPAC 7.12 has a tabbed user interface, which gives the user greater control of more data sets.
Runge Mining's XPAC software has been applied to all types of mining operations and is used to analyze, schedule, and report on mining reserves.
SurvCADD/Mining and Advanced Mining Modules; Carlson Software; www.carlsonsw.com MineTrak; Datamine Studio/Earthworks/Comlabs; www.datamine.co.uk GEMS; Gemcom Software International; www.gemcomsoftware.com John Heilig, Heilig & Partners, John@heiligandpartners.com.au Vulcan/MineSuite; KRJA Systems; www.minesuite.com MicroLynx; Lynx Mining Systems; www.lynx-mining.com.au Mine Development Associates; www.mda.com MineScape; Mincom; www.mincom.com MicroMine; www.micromine.com.au IGantt; MineMAX; www.minemax.com MineSight; Mintec; www.mintec.com MIRARCO - Mining Innovation; www.mirarco.org ICAMPS; Ohio Automation; www.ohioautomation.com/minesim.html XPAC; Runge Mining; www.runge.com.au JKSimBlast; Soft-Blast; www.jksimblast.com Surpac Minex Group; www.surpac.com and www.-ecsi.com.au Dr.
system is the preferred database and scheduling system for open-cut coal mines in Australia.
GRAHAM HAS BEEN AN ENTREPRENEUR for nearly a decade, starting Xtreme Personal Assistant Concierge Services (XPACS) while a student and basketball player at California State University, Fresno in 1999.
By 2004, XPACS (www.goxpacs.com), based in Newport Beach, California, had contracts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.