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RungePincockMinarco launches SIMULATE

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RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has launched its latest mining equipment simulation software: SIMULATE – a powerful, user-friendly, and intuitive enterprise simulation product for OEMs.

RPM’s first equipment simulation software was TALPAC, which simulates a truck and loader fleet travelling over a haul route and was launched over 30 years ago. This software includes a comprehensive equipment database of trucks, loaders scrapers, and underground equipment, including more than 500 trucks and 400 loaders and is updated directly from the OEMs.

In the years after the release of TALPAC, RPM expanded its simulation offering with the release of DRAGSIM (a Dragline simulation product), Underground Coal TALPAC (a Longwall simulation product) and HAULNET (a Haul Route simulation product).

Early this year, RPM began working with one of the world’s largest OEMs to build an enterprise simulation platform. The platform enables the OEM to model complex, 3D mining environments using their own mining equipment. This OEM has now purchased SIMULATE and intends to roll the product out to its global dealer network.

SIMULATE incorporates essential features from TALPAC, HAULNET, and HAULSIM into a single, highly visual, and enterprise-enabled application. With enterprise integration, SIMULATE is a fully integrated, seamless 3D simulation solution specifically designed for OEMs.

Optimisation of haulage systems through informed equipment decisions is paramount to increasing the economic efficiency of mining operations. SIMULATE enables OEMs to use their customer’s data to rapidly model their entire mining operations and then accurately demonstrate the resulting financial value their equipment and services can provide.

RPM’s CEO, Richard Mathews commented: “SIMULATE has been designed to provide OEMs with a platform for providing accurate, sustainable, and productive equipment solutions for their clients. SIMULATE will enable OEMs to provide their existing and prospective clients with a complete solution, which provides a step change in operational performance. We believe a ‘white labelled’ SIMULATE will become the sales tools of choice for the world’s major OEMs.”

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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