Australia-based Minemax has announced new releases for all three of its scheduling software solutions: Minemax Scheduler V5.0 for strategic schedule optimization, iGantt V3.6.7 for underground production scheduling and Tempo V1.1 for integrated and optimized mine scheduling. The company says Minemax Scheduler V5.0 Beta has been tested by selected customers and the V5.0 production release is now available for maintained customers, providing superior optimization performance in comparison with version 4 and allowing users to evaluate more scenarios in the same time span.

There have also been improvements to the block model importer to make it easier to set up a Scheduler model before optimizing. In the new release of iGantt, says Minemax, importing of data from various reserve systems has been updated and is significantly more intuitive. It handles the import of depleted reserves more effectively giving better integration with real-time reserve systems. Version 1.1 of Tempo now includes: precedence generation that radiates out from a selected starting position on a bench (e.g., from ramp intersection with bench), giving practical mine schedules; reporting improvements that allow easier inspection of the change in stockpile composition over time; and geometry re-blocking capability in the reserves importing function that can produce updated 3-D visualization information as part of the import process.

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