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Modular and RPM announce strategic alliance

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Modular Mining Systems (Modular) and RungePincockMinarco (RPM) have announced a strategic alliance to deliver an integrated solution to bridge the gap between planning and operations for elevated precision and optimised efficiencies to enhance mine productivity. The alliance builds on RPM’s expertise in planning and scheduling and Modular’s expertise in systems integration and mine management solutions.

It is hoped that this alliance will support bi-directional communication between RPM’s XECUTE® ultra-short term planning and HAULSIM®haulage simulation software, with Modular’s DISPATCH® Fleet Management and ProVision® High-Precision Machine Guidance solutions.

“Modular has always recognised the benefits of building relationships with organisations whose innovative technologies and unique perspectives expand upon our own,” said Luiz Steinberg, President and CEO at Modular. “We are committed to improving efficiency across the mining value chain, and this relationship with RPM will bring to market a greatly enhanced, streamlined mine management solution that delivers greater gains to our customers by closing the gap between planning and execution.”

The integrated solutions will allow mines to monitor progress to plan and proactively respond to operational challenges that are inevitable in a mining operation. Compliance to plan will improve, allowing the operation to deliver the correct material to the correct location at the correct time, resulting in a continuous workflow with production optimised to meet planned delivery capacity.

The companies aim to create a mining framework based on the ISA-95 Business to Manufacturing Markup Language (B2MML), which facilitates the sharing of data among systems.

“The strategic collaboration with Modular is a critical part of our strategy,” said Richard Mathews, CEO of RPM. “When we set out three years ago to deliver Enterprise solutions ‘below the line’ with mining companies our vision was clear. RPM is changing the goalposts around how mining companies extract value from their mining value chain. We are not a technology company working on products delivering more desktop, siloed solutions. We are delivering to mining companies enterprise-wide, collaborative solutions that enable a step-change in mining operations and this collaboration is a leading example.”

Both companies will be at MINExpo 2016 in September.

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