We are looking for a partner to collaborate on the next stage of development and to further validate the effectiveness of the tool. The partner is likely to be a consultant to the mining industry.
Summary of technology
Open pit mining operations generally have a number of locations where waste material is hauled and dumped. Overall, material handling constitutes 50 to 60 per cent of overall operating cost and a large part of this is removal of waste.
The TopDump software package optimises the nature and layout of these waste sites and couples this with a haulage schedule which can maximise utilisation of the available vehicle fleet, minimise total haulage cost, or achieve a balance between these two priorities.