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RPM release XECUTE

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World Coal,

RungePincockMinarco Limited (RPM) has launched XECUTE™, an ultra-short term mine planning solution, which delivers a step change in the traditional methods of mine planning, by providing a purpose built, enterprise grade, Commercial-Off-The-Shelf execution planning solution.

XECUTE has been engineered with a ‘100% visual’ user interface permitting users to create and maintain their mine plan through an interactive viewer, rather than using cells in a spreadsheet.

This highly visual approach to mine planning facilitates real time collaboration between mining specialists including surveyors, geologists, mining engineers, production managers, maintenance managers and shift dispatchers, all within the one easy-to-use visual application. Its enterprise architecture allows for this to happen across a site, or across remote locations.

The multi-user collaboration within XECUTE enables users who have different responsibilities within a mine to understand the impact and interrelationship of their planning requirements on both the actions of others and the mine plan as a whole, now and into the future.

XECUTE turns the current process of building and maintaining a mine plan on its head. Ultra-short term mine planning has historically been about taking disparate data and information from different technical mine systems and bringing them together in a manual process to create a visual representation of the mine.

XECUTE takes the most up to-date spatial and equipment data associated with the mine, including survey data, wire frames, block models, mine faces, drill and blast patterns, the mining equipment register and maintenance schedules and combines it with real time mine data to provide a complete 3D representation of the mine.

Due to its highly interactive and graphical nature, XECUTE enables engineers to interface with all of this data whilst observing and assessing the impact in real time of different ultra-short term scenarios or recent operational issues which may have arisen in the mine (poor blast, equipment failure etc.) on their mine plan.

Once the optimal plan is selected the associated operational instructions are immediately distributed to the operational team so that mining interruptions are minimised, equipment is better utilised and the quality/blend of the final product is optimised.

The highly visual interaction within XECUTE, which is inspired by gaming technologies, provides users with features which have never before been available in technical mine planning solutions, including touch screen functionality, 4D animation, context menus and a real time multi-user option which is ideal for remote operations.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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