QS is a strategic scheduling solution designed specifically for quarrying operations. It’s 100% script-free and made up of pre-defined logic, which, when combined with the knowledge of mining engineers, automatically determines what is practically possible to achieve across one or multiple mining operations. This agility gives engineers the ability to respond rapidly to the market and maximise output, delivering shareholder value.

Features

Process-driven UI

Unique, process-driven UI. Learn in a few days, implement in a few weeks.

Automated reserving

Automatically creates the scheduling reserves from geology and design, whilst handling massive models.

Integrated destination scheduler

Simultaneously schedules mining and dumping, so you know the source and destination of every step.

Integrated haulage modelling

Detailed haulage modelling of every movement in the mine with automatic reporting of equipment requirements.

Intuitive, practical scheduling rules

Intuitive, sophisticated mining rules ensure schedules are always feasible and practical.

Dynamic scheduling

Dynamic scheduling allows a mix of manual and automatic techniques in the same schedule.

Scheduling speed

Incredibly fast scheduling speed – easy to study different scenarios.

Product Optimiser

Integrated Product Optimiser finds the best way to process, blend and stockpile products to maximise value.

Redefining mine planning and scheduling

Underpinning RPM’s Quarry Solution (QS) is a powerful scheduling engine that does all the heavy lifting without compromising sophistication and capabilities. From an individual site through to multi-site and global operations, the parametric approach adopted by QS means engineers can amplify their decision-making process. This embedded intelligence, together with our intuitive user interface, increases mine productivity and provides rapid ROI with a solution that is scalable, intuitive and fast to learn. QS is the only Enterprise Planning solution that complies with industry standards and aligns to ISA-95, delivering true collaboration across the mining value chain.

Practical scheduling rules with a process-driven UI

With a process-driven workflow that’s 100% script-free, Quarry Solutions is fast to implement and even faster to learn. The mining rules, targets and objectives used to control the schedule have been tailored for specific commodities and mining methodology, ensuring optimal schedules that are both practical and feasible.

The sequential steps that form the scheduling process eliminates complicated scripting and costly consultants. Rather than complex menus and options hidden within deeply nested dialogues, the repeatable process provides every opportunity exactly when are where required. Whether they last used the solution yesterday or six months ago, planners will be up and scheduling in no time.

Product Optimiser

Whether the challenge is the selective extraction of limestone and the optimisation of post-crush blending, or the bulk mining of aggregates in the most cost-effective manner, QS ensures that the optimum production choices are used for all quarrying scenarios. QS identifies how the available materials should be processed to optimise the blending of the final cement quality whilst automating the utilisation of pre-crush and post-crush blending stocks as part of the process, not an afterthought.

Detailed equipment modelling

Detailed equipment modelling is a key aspect of any Quarry Solution schedule. The source and destination of every material movement is tracked, allowing detailed cycle time analysis – additionally reliable truck and loader requirements, fuel burn estimates.

Crushing characteristics

Quarry Solution incorporates crushing characteristics of mined material when evaluating alternative aggregate production strategies. For Quarry planners, this means achieving optimal exploitation of the deposit through advanced blending capabilities, which brings significant savings in excavation costs.

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