Search
Saturday, 15 December 2018

Welcome to OZ METS Hub

The one-stop solutions shop for all your mining needs. Featuring the best Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) available in the world today.

Powered by Austmine, Australia’s leading METS industry association, OZ METS Hub is where you can find the most innovative, cost effective and value-adding mining technologies, equipment and services.
 
Find out about Austmine membership

 

Mining Solutions

Companies featured provide a wide range of solutions from asset management to ventilation equipment and water technologies. You will find information on small, agile tech start-ups, offering breakthrough innovations to well-known multi-national players with vast experience and a wealth of knowledge.

Improve Productivity

Whether your mining operation is open cut or underground, a block cave or a longwall, coal, iron ore or gold, there are companies who can help you improve productivity, reduce life-cycle cost and drive efficiency. All companies provide information on their capability, global reach, latest products and more.

Taking Shift Planner to the Next Level
Austmine Limited
/ Categories: Press Releases

Taking Shift Planner to the Next Level

Micromine's Shift Planner reflects the dynamic nature of a mining operation, allowing the planned work for equipment and mining locations to be divided into small, interdependent tasks or activities, and allowing these tasks or activities to be rescheduled or re-allocated in real time during the shift.

These tasks are communicated to equipment operators along with expected duration and/or deliverables. The progress of a task is tracked automatically, and supervisors are notified when a task is at risk of delay. Dependencies between each task are shown graphically allowing the effect of a delay to be easily identified and the overall impact on the shift outcome to be known.

This type of functionality reflects the dynamic nature of a mining operation, allowing tasks to be rescheduled or re-allocated in real-time during the shift and allowing a manager or supervisor to determine the best way for the shift to be efficient and productive, despite unexpected delays or occurrences that may have occurred in the shift to date.

Unlike traditional in-shift planning tools that focus on equipment only, Pitram’s Shift Planner monitors the production or development cycle at each location ensuring that equipment units are not held up due to delays on other equipment. This is extremely important for operations that are constrained by limited access to stopes or development faces.

“Ensuring we collaborate and obtain feedback from our clients is crucial for our development process. A missing feature that has been requested by multiple clients is to implement user roles and permissions. Specifically, an often-cited example of this is the inability to lock down a plan and only allow certain users to create or modify a plan” commented Pitram Product Strategy Manger, Gareth Dean.

The user interface of the current Shift Planner does not allow for much customisation outside of configuring the views. This forces the user to adapt to a design which may not suit their requirements. In Shift Planner 2.0, user interface elements will be dockable (or hidden) as required and can be saved per each user’s preference, for individual customisation.

In addition, the Short Interval Control (SIC) panel provides a graphical view of the tasks in the current shift, comparing planned vs actual start and finish times and progress. This will be integrated into Shift Planner 2.0 as part of the application.

Notifications and warnings are an important part of planning to draw attention to the progress of the plan. The current Shift Planner has no built-in notifications apart from the highlighting of tasks in the SIC panel which are behind schedule. This feature will be extended to include new areas of Shift Planner 2.0 such as; safety messages, tracking the user and being able to add comments.

While it is important to be able to track progress down at the task level, it is equally important to users to be able to see how the entire shift is operating in relation to the plan. The Pitram development team is currently undertaking an improvement in this area, Shift Planner 2.0. It will include the capability to Improve integration into Pitram solution. 

“We’re moving into a digital age, no longer are mine sites using paper, white-boards and walkie talkies to track people, equipment and their associated tasks on site. MICROMINE’s soon to be released Shift Planner 2.0 offering is a true example of digitisation that will offer significant increase in productivity gains” added Dean.

Image

Print
532
Previous Entry Report Shows Big Opportunity Being Missed in Regional Economy When Adopting Extended Payment Terms
Return
Next Entry Award Submissions for the 2019 Hunter Safety Awards Are Now Open!

Find Mining Technology & Services

Want information on a specific solution or challenge? Drop us a note and we’ll do our best to help you out!

Loading

News Headlines

Featured Members

OZ METS HUB FEATURES THE BEST MINING EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES (METS) AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD TODAY!

- OZ METS Hub

Looking to be included on the directory? Only Austmine members can be featured here,
so to learn more about how you can sign up, visit the Austmine website...

INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT AUSTMINE 2016/17

3000

EVENT ATTENDEES

25

PERCENT MEMBERSHIP GROWTH

8500

UNIQUE WEBSITE VISITORS

60000

INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES REACHED

CONTACT US

GET SOCIAL

Copyright © 2018 OZ METS Hub - Australian Mining, Oil and Gas Equipment, Technology and Services Hub Terms Privacy
Back To Top