Hexagon Mining Introduces Atlas 3.0

Improved version includes powerful optimization engine

Tucson, Arizona, March 21, 2016 – Shape smarter change with today’s release of Atlas 3.0, Hexagon Mining’s complete package for activity scheduling and stockpile management. Atlas provides a resource-based, true calendar approach to scheduling, and handles material movement and reclaim.

Using the Destination Optimization functionality in Atlas, set grade, volume, or tonnage constraints for destinations to optimize reclaim parcels routed from stockpiles. The optimization results can be manually modified to allow more control over the reclaimed material and generate more practical schedules.

Flexible and powerful, Version 3.0 of Atlas allows you to exploit a combination of manual and optimized routing solutions in a single setup to generate more practical schedules.

“Atlas embodies Hexagon Mining’s vision of integration,” said Glenn Wylde, EVP of Technology and Innovation. “It’s a powerful, easy-to-use scheduler that connects seamlessly with haulage calculations, reserves, and visualizations. It quickly delivers scheduling scenarios via MineSight 3D.

“Our Planning suite continues to push technology and integration boundaries. The future of mining depends on companies harnessing emerging technologies and connecting previously isolated information. Atlas demonstrates this clearly by seamlessly integrating with longer horizon schedules, drill and blast designs, grade control, ERP data, and plan execution.”

Wylde added that Atlas bridges the gap with operations, driving the schedule with real productivities directly from Hexagon Mining’s fleet management system. “We have leveraged IBM’s ILOG CPLEX® for many years with MineSight Schedule Optimizer, and now Atlas delivers the same optimizing power to short-term and underground schedules.”

Version 3.0 introduces a new license for Atlas integrated with CPLEX®.

Use the engine to achieve optimized solutions for stockpile blending challenges and meet the quantity and quality requirements at target destination(s), such as processing plants.

Production scheduling focuses on extracting mining blocks, but stockpiled materials must also be blended before concentration. Blending challenges pervade medium and short term scheduling, where mining engineers must reduce grade fluctuations in the materials reclaimed from stockpiles and the quantity of the reclaimed material to satisfy demands in tonnage, volume, and composition.

About Hexagon Mining  
Hexagon Mining is the only company to solve surface and underground challenges by integrating the world’s best measurement solutions with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety. We bring surveying, design, fleet management, production optimization, and collision avoidance together in a life-of-mine solution that connects people and processes. Our customers are safer, more productive, and can make sense of their data. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with more than 30 offices across five continents, Hexagon Mining is a dynamic network of talented mining professionals delivering technology, service, and support. Learn more at hexagonmining.com. Mining is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.